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UTME 2024: Full List of Items JAMB Candidates Must Not Take to Exam Venue


As candidates prepare for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2024, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, April 15, warned the admission seekers against bringing in prohibited items into the examination halls. In a document seen by Legit.ng and signed by the registrar of the board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB reiterated its zero tolerance for examination infractions and other unwholesome practices that could be detrimental to the conduct of the examinations.

Oloyede stated that the items were prohibited to secure the sanctity and integrity of the board’s examination which commences on Friday, April 19, 2024.

UTME candidates are also advised to desist from the practice of using decorative designs or tattoos on their palms as, according to JAMB, these can impact their biometric screening at the centre. JAMB said: “In this regard, candidates are warned to steer clear of all the prohibited items, which have been banned from the examination centres.

“These items have been noted to have aided some dishonest candidates in their quest to perpetrate examination malpractice, hence, the ban on these items is to protect the sanctity of the board’s examinations.”

UTME 2024: JAMB warns parents Furthermore, JAMB said parents are requested to refrain from being around the examination premises, as the board strictly prohibits them (parents) from being present during the examination.

The agency vowed: “Any candidate found with a parent in the examination vicinity will face penalties.” UTME 2024:

List of prohibited items

1 . Smartwatches.

2. Smart lens (unprescribed glasses).

3. Calculators.

4. Smart rings.

5. Smart pens.

6. Bluetooth devices.

7. Flash drives.

According to JAMB in a statement on Saturday, April 13, UTME 2024 candidates can take either a photocopy or coloured copy of their examination slip reprint to their exam centre.