JAMB Holds Mock-UTME On Thursday, Okays Candidates To Use HB pencils - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

JAMB Holds Mock-UTME On Thursday, Okays Candidates To Use HB pencils

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has concluded arrangement for holding of its  2024 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on this Thursday, March 7,2024.

Spokesperson of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Wednesday,
said all candidates sitting for the 2024 Mock-UTME would be allowed to enter the examination hall with an ordinary HB pencil for numerical analysis if desired.

Fabian in the statement, explained that the clarification became necessary following the series of enquiries from candidates and the general public regarding whether HB pencils were permitted in the examination hall as a writing material or not 

 “It should be noted that the Board had hitherto prohibited the use of pencils and other banned materials in view of the nefarious ends that these materials are put.”, he stated 

The Board, has, however, okayed the use of ordinary HB pencil during the upcoming Mock-UTME and the main examination scheduled to commence on Friday, 19th April 2024.”

"Consequently, candidates are urged to note that they are to come with only one pencil to their respective examination centres as specified while ensuring that they are not in possession of any other prohibited items", the statement warned 

Edu-Biznews recalls that JAMB had in 2019 banned 19 items such as watches, pens or biros, mobile phones or similar electronic devices, spy reading glasses, calculators, hard disks or similar storage devices, books or any reading material, cameras, recorders and microphones from bringing any of such materials into the CBT accreditated centres 

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