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2022 JAMB Malpractice Code: Items Prohibited in Exam Halls

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB UTME Monitoring Groups has published the  codes for examination malpractice and their interpretations as well as examination prohibited items in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

NB: Candidates are hereby informed that violation of any of the below codes will lead to their result been withheld by the board. 

You are hereby informed that the board has provided a space on each candidates on – screen which candidates can’t see, but examiners can see them and can tag any of the below codes where necessary.

If a candidate is guilty of any of the above offenses, all the examiner needs to do is enter any of the above codes on your on-screen question and that’s it.

Your result will be withheld. If contested, JAMB may now request, and attach the CCTV footage to close the case.
 

JAMB Malpractice Codes & Items Prohibited in Exam Halls for 2022 UTME

Please find below the codes for examination malpractice and their interpretations as well as examination prohibited items.

S/N CODES INTERPRETATION OF MALPRACTICE CODES/TYPES/PROHIBITED
ITEMS
1. A No e-Registration Slip
2. B Possession of Unauthorized Calculator or similar
electronic devices
3. C Possession/Spying/Copying unauthorized books or any
reading material
4. D Impersonation
5. E Swapping of Examination Details/ Documents
6. F Possession of USB, CD, Hard Disk or similar storage
devices, Bluetooth devices
7. G Violent/Unruly behavior to Examiners
8. H Lateness to Examination Hall
9. I Possession of Mobile Phone or Similar Electronic
Devices, Cameras, Recorders, Microphones
10 J Possession of Smart Devices e.g. Watches, Buttons,
Rings/Jewelry, Lenses, etc
11 K Colluding with other Candidates/Examiners/
External Agents
12 L Leaving the Examination Hall without Permission

 

JAMB UTME PROHIBITED ITEMS

To ensure that the Board’s examinations meet best global practice, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has prohibited the use of the following items during examinations. 

Candidates are hereby advised in their best interest NOT TO bring THESE ITEMS close to the examination venue.

Any breach of this directive would bar the candidates from taking the examination.

  1. MICROPHONES
  2. SMART BUTTONS
  3. WATCHES
  4. PEN/BIRO
  5. MOBILE PHONES OR SIMILAR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
  6. SPY READING GLASSES WHICH SHOULD BE SCRUTINIZED
  7. CALCULATORS OR SIMILAR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
  8. USB, CD, HARD DISKS AND OR SIMILAR STORAGE DEVICES
  9. BOOKS OR ANY READING/ WRITING MATERIAL
  10. EAR PIECES
  11. INK/PEN READERS
  12. BLUETOOTH DEVICES
  13. CAMERAS
  14. SMART LENSES
  15. RECORDERS
  16. SMART RINGS/ JEWELLERY
  17. KEY HOLDERS
  18. ATM CARDS
  19. ERASERS
JAMB Malpractice Codes & Items Prohibited in Exam Halls

OTHER ITEMS SUCH AS FACE CAP, WRIST BAND, ETC ARE ALSO PROHIBITED.

The Civil Society Group is one of the groups inaugurated by JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, to assist in monitoring the UTME 2021.

JAMB UTME Monitoring Groups, examination officials are allowed to scrutinise eye glasses or similar devices and where convinced that such item may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the examination official should confiscate it.

Where examination official (board staff or ad hoc staff) or any authorized person is found with any of these prohibited items in the examination hall, such compromising action would be treated as a deliberate act of examination sabotage and necessary sanction will be applied.

2022 UTME: JAMB ISSUES CODE OF CONDUCT TO PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES

Ahead of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) slated to hold between 6th and 14th May, 2022, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reminded prospective candidates of the need to adhere strictly to examination etiquette, warning that stiff penalty awaits anyone who runs foul of the laid-down rules and regulations governing the examination.

The Board reiterated its zero tolerance for examination infractions and other unwholesome practices that could undermine the sanctity of its examination.

According to the statement, the Board maintained that, as a responsible organisation, it is as usual, committed to providing a level playing field for all candidates in its upcoming 2022 UTME.

The Head, Public Affairs and Protocols (PAP), Dr. Fabian Benjamin, while fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on the code of conduct expected of UTME candidates and the level of the Board’s preparations for the examination said, ” The Board’s UTME, apart from being a medium for assessing candidates’ ability, is also used to rank their performance in a cohort of aspirants for tertiary education.”

He added that the UTME , as a standardised test, is guided by rules and regulations that must be strictly followed by both the examiners and examinees to arrive at a valid and specific objective.

He stated further, “Examination etiquette is encapsulated in the candidates’ code of conduct comprising rules and regulations that must be followed by all candidates before, during and after the examination.”

He advised the candidates to strictly adhere to the examination schedule as stated in their notification slips which would be made available in due course and would feature the venue, scheduled date, session and time of the examination.

Dr. Benjamin urged all candidates to be at their examination venues at least an hour before the scheduled time so as to afford them the opportunity of going through biometric verification prior to their admittance into the examination hall. He said, any candidate who is 30 minutes late into the examination venue would not be allowed into the examination hall. Continuing, he said, “all candidates are required to be seated only in the allotted seats assigned to them and should follow the instructions as issued out to them by the examination officials and should not attempt to leave the examination hall until one hour after the commencement of the examination.”

The Board’s spokesman reminded the candidates that electronic gadgets and other unauthorised materials like eyeglasses unless recommended; USB, fez caps, calculators, tape recorder, camera, wristwatch, bangles, cell phones, among others, are banned within the examination hall.

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