Lagos – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday said female candidates, wearing hijab should submit themselves to security checks before accessing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) halls.
A NAN correspondent who went round the Lagos metropolis, reports that more than 500 centres are also being used for the examination on the all Computer Based Test (CBT) platform.
According to the JAMB coordinator, National Headquarters Annex, Lagos, Dr (Mrs) Beatrice Okorie, the examination at the various centres in Lagos, has so far not recorded any major hitch.
Okorie described the exercise as peaceful and seamless.
The Centre Supervisor, Dr, Aliyu Bakori, told NAN that so far the centre had recorded no hitch.
According to him, there has been no technical hitch since the examination began and candidates keep to their respective time for the examination, which holds in three batches.
Bakori warned candidates to keep to the rules of the examination in order to avoid unnecessary delay in participating in the examination.
He also spoke on the female candidates who wear hijab to the examination centres, adding that JAMB was not against wearing of any particular dress.
“However, in every examination, there are rules and candidates must strive to adhere to such rules.
“It is just a simple rule and candidates should try and cooperate with the examiners to make it easy for us all,’’ he told NAN. (NAN)