Twenty-four JAMB prohibited items candidates should note can be accessed below.
Glamtush reports that to ensure that Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination meets best global practices, its board has released 24 items candidates should not take close to their examination centers/venues as the exam commences tomorrow, May 6.
According to JAMB taking any of the prohibited items to the exam venue will automatically bar the candidate from taking the examination.
The step, the examination body said, is aimed at curbing malpractices.
JAMB listed the prohibited items to include: mobile phones, watches, pens, calculators or similar electronic devices, USB, compact discs (CDs), hard disks and other similar storage devices.
Other prohibited items, according to the examination body includes, books or any reading or writing materials, cameras, recorders, microphones, earpieces, ink or pen readers, smart lens, smart jewellery, smart buttons, Bluetooth devices, key holders, ATM cards, erasers, handkerchiefs, face towels and money.
It added that eyeglasses are also not expected to be taken to the centres except medicated. And the medicated glasses, JAMB insisted, must be verified by the examination officials.
JAMB noted that the said items have aided candidates in perpetrating examination malpractice in the past. “Therefore, the ban on these items is to protect the sanctity of the Board’s examination especially from the antics of some candidates and their collaborators.”