FG points new directives to JAMB on biometrics dealing with

The Federal authorities has issued a directive to the Joint, Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, ordering it to switch candidates’ biometrics to their establishments of alternative.

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), stated the directive was issued by way of the Minister of Training, Malam Adamu Adamu on Friday in Abuja, NAN reviews.

Oloyede stated that efficient checks have been mounted by the Federal Authorities in opposition to identification theft within the admission course of into Nigeria’s tertiary establishments.

He stated that the directive’s implementation would finish recent capturing of biometrics and photos of candidates for post-UTME exams.

He additionally revealed that the brand new directives had already uncovered 657 instances of candidates whose pictures couldn’t match those recorded in JAMB’s database however have been at present angling to vary the pictures.

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In response to him, the board had subsequently referred those that requested for change of pictures to return all the way down to its headquarters.

“In earlier admission workouts, sure candidates who seem within the establishment for registration have been completely different from those that really sit the examination.

“This was doable as a result of the establishments have been taking recent photos and biometrics, thereby making it doable for impersonators to have a discipline day to ply their commerce.

“Within the final train, we insisted, as directed by the Minister of Training, that every one establishments ought to use the already captured biometrics and photos by the Board.

“This made it not possible for the candidates whose examinations have been taken on their behalf by skilled examination takers to achieve admissions,” he stated.

Oloyede additional revealed that the implementation of the directive had led to the arrest of 1 Etim Israel, a Police Constable, who was paraded earlier than newsmen on allegation of examination malpractice.

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“Etim employed a faculty instructor named Emmanuel and paid him N30, 000 to jot down the 2020 UTME for him, whereas he was away on official duties.

“Luck, nevertheless, ran out on him when his {photograph} couldn’t tally with Emmanuel’s and was pressured to go to the JAMB headquarters in Abuja for rectification.

“He scored over 200 factors in UTME and wished to learn fishery on the Akwa Ibom State College, Ikot Akpaden Mpat Enin.

“However the brand new measures in place is not going to let him dare present his face in his chosen establishment as it’s the image of his impersonator that was displayed on the screening venue,” he added.

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