FG Set to End fresh capturing of biometrics & pictures for Post UTME Tests. The Federal government has order the Joint, Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to transfer candidates’ biometrics to their institutions of choice.
According to our informant umerah Raphael this was disclose by Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday October 2nd 2020, in Abuja,
Oloyede said that effective checks have been mounted by the Federal Government against identity theft in the admission process into Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.
The directive’s implementation would end fresh capturing of biometrics and pictures of candidates for post-UTME tests.
He also revealed that the new directives had already uncovered 657 cases of candidates whose photographs could not match the ones recorded in JAMB’s database but were currently angling to change the photographs.
The board had subsequently referred those who requested for change of photographs to come down to its headquarters.
“In previous admission exercises, certain candidates who appear in the institution for registration were different from those who actually sit the examination.
“This was possible because the institutions were taking fresh pictures and biometrics, thereby making it possible for impersonators to have a field day to ply their trade.
“In the last exercise, we insisted, as directed by the Minister of Education, that all institutions should use the already captured biometrics and pictures by the Board. FG Set to End fresh capturing of biometrics & pictures for Post UTME Tests
“This made it impossible for the candidates whose examinations were taken on their behalf by professional examination takers to gain admissions,” he said.