JAMB Begins Biometric Verification Of Candidates

JAMB has begun the biometric verification of the candidates who sat for this year’s UTME, according to The Nation.

According to the report, the exercise embarked upon by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was responsible for the delay in releasing the UTME results conducted from April 11 to April 18.

The board is said to have already carried out biometric verification of candidates in 31 states.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, confirmed this in an interview, yesterday in Abuja. According to him, the board was cross-checking everything pertaining to the conduct of the examination, including fingerprints of candidates. He said:

“We are cross-checking everything, including fingers. If you know that you have about 1.8 candidates multiplied by ten that is the finger we are talking about.

“If you are very close to National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC­), ask them what it takes to analyse finger prints in terms of period.

“We are combining 1.8 million ten fingers with one another to be sure that we identify people who combine fingers and so on. That is where we are now.

“We have done all other and now we have about six states to go. As I speak with you I am at a retreat with those who are doing it. We have about six states to go. We have done 31 states and six states are still not completed now.”

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