A Complete list of banned items to avoid taking to the JAMB UTME 2020 Exam Hall has been published by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) ahead of the 2020 Mock exam as well as the main exam. See the full list of Items to that are not allowed in the JAMB Exam hall below;

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The board has warned that candidates who breach the directive would be disallowed from taking the UTME. Candidates are hereby required to properly examine the list and take note of the prohibited items, in order to avoid complications during the UTME exercise.

Complete List of Prohibited Items listed by JAMB

  1. Watches
  2. Pen/Biro
  3. Mobile Phones or Similar Electronic Devices
  4. Spy Reading Glasses Which Should be Scrutinized
  5. Calculators or Similar Electronic Devices
  6. USB, CD, Hard Disk, and or Simllar Storage Devices
  7. Books and Any Reading/Writing Material
  8. Cameras
  9. Recorders
  10. Microphones
  11. Ear Pieces
  12. Ink/Pen Readers
  13. Smart Lenses
  14. Smart Rings/Jewellry
  15. Smart Buttons
  16. Bluetooth Devices
  17. Key Holders
  18. ATM Cards
  19. Erasers

In case of medicated eye glasses, the examination officials are allowed to scrutinize it and where convinced that such item may compromise the sanctity of the examination, the examination official would have to confiscate it.

Whereby an 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.

These are part of the steps being taken by the JAMB Monitoring Goup, a Civil Society Groups inaugrated by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in checkmating examination malpractice.

In years past, some groups were reputed to have assisted in giving information from the field and transmitted several challenges, as applicable, to JAMB officials which helped in curbing the high rate of examination malpractices.

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