The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has released a list of items not allowed into the exam hall for 2018 UTME.

The banned items will not be allowed into the examination hall during the Mock exam which comes up on February 26th, 2018 as well as the main exam which comes up March 9th – 7th, 2018. Candidates and staff are prohibited from going into the exam hall with these banned items. The banned items are;

  • Wrist Watches,
  • Pen/Biro,
  • Mobile Phones Or Similar Electronic Devices,
  • Spy Reading Glasses,
  • Calculators Or Similar Electronic Devices,
  • USB,
  • CD,
  • Books Or Any Reading/Writing Material,
  • Cameras,
  • Recorders,
  • Microphones,
  • Ear Pieces,
  • Ink/Pen Readers,
  • Smart Lenses,
  • Smart Rings/Jewellery,
  • Smart Buttons And Bluetooth Devices.
  • Hard Disks And/Or Similar Storage Devices.

In case of medicated eye glasses (for candidates that have sight issues) the examination officials will have to scrutinise it and where convinced that such item may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the examination official would have to confiscate it. In same manner, any staff found to be in possession of such item will be guilty of examination sabotage and necessary disciplinary action will be taken against against such staff.

All candidates that will be participating in the forthcoming mock exam on 26th February, 2018 and the main exam which comes up on March 9th – March 17th, 2018 are therefore advised not to go to the exam hall with any of the banned items above.

However if you are a candidate that has eye issues and need to wear your glasses for the exam,, make sure the glasses are medicated otherwise, you won’t be allowed to wear it into the hall.

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