The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned the use of 16 items in the forthcoming mock examinations and Unified Tertiary Matriculation, UTME 2018. The list of prohibited Items was released by the JAMB UTME Monitoring Groups to members of the Civil Society Group. The items are: items are:
- Wrist watches
- Mobile phones or similar electronic devices,
- Spy reading glasses which should be scrutinised,
- Calculators or similar electronic devices,
- USB, CD, hard disks and/or similar storage devices,
- Books or any reading/writing material,
- Ear pieces,
- Ink/pen readers,
- Smart lenses,
- Smart rings/jewellery,
- Smart buttons ; and
- Bluetooth devices.
The Civil Society Group is one of the group introduced by JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, to help with observing the UTME period of writing the exams to curb exam malpractices.