JAMB urges candidates wearing hijab to submit to security checks

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Lagos  – Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on said female candidates, wearing hijab submit themselves to security checks before accessing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination () halls.

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Board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, stated this in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that than 1.8 million candidates, including the blind and inmates are participating in this year’s , which commenced on , Feb. 27.

A NAN correspondent who went round the Lagos metropolis, reports that than 500 centres are also being used for the examination on the all Computer Based Test (CBT) platform.

According to the JAMB coordinator, 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.

At the Dalewares Institute of Technology, Bode Thomas Road, off Shyllon Bus Palmgrove, the examination started very early
the accreditation of candidates.

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 not against wearing of any particular dress.

“We are not against any dressing in the manner that suits him or her, if it has to do ’s religious belief.

“However, in every examination, there are rules and candidates must strive to adhere to such rules.

“We are not going to anyone taking the examination but the rule remains that if is wearing things such as scarf and hijab, you must submit to security checks at such centre.

“It is just a simple rule and candidates try and cooperate with the examiners to make it easy for us all,’’ he told NAN. (NAN)