JAMB Important Update For 2023 JAMBITES

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has issued strict Advisories an the application of henna, otherwise called “Laali/”Lale” and appropriate dress code ahead of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

According to a statement made available to JAMB Bulletin, candidates are warned against applying henna to avoidexperiencing biometric verification challenges.The statement revealed that, henna when applied on the fingers obstructs the


smooth biometric verification of the candidates fingers. Also in an attempt by candidates to dean their fancy henna drawings, they used chemicals that damaged the whorls on their fingers, hence making biometric verification and authentication difficult.





The Board reiterated its position of “No Biometrics, No Examination” rule and urged candidates to desist from any act that could jeopardise their hances of taking.





On indecent dressing, the Board warned candidates against indecent dressing, which in some cases, has constituted a major distraction to candidates, embarrassing even the candidates wearing such dresses as others pass offensive glances at them thereby destabilizing their comportment for the examination. In some



cases it has been used to aid and abet examination malpractices.





The Board views such inproper dessing as a serious breach of UTME ethics adding that provOcative and seductive dressing as well as willful and deliberate exposure of one’s body to the public would no longer be condoned as they are capable of causing distraction to candidates and examination officials alike.

The statement listed indecent dressing to include, but not limited to, sleeveless tops, body hugs, knickers, transparent clothes, canopy headties, bogus fashion jewelries, spaghetti tops, and Off-shoulders, among others.The Board reiterated that pencils are allowed into the examination hall for UTME