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General News of Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Source: www.punchng.com

UTME: Underage candidates not required to produce vaccination card -JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has clarified that candidates and visitors below the age of 18 years are not required to present Coronavirus vaccination cards before being granted access into JAMB examination halls and facilities.

A statement issued on Tuesday and signed by the head of JAMB’s media and protocol unit, Fabian Benjamin, said those mandated to provide vaccination cards are persons covered under the NCDC Vaccination policy.

Benjamin said the clarification became necessary because it “discovered that many underage candidates were making frantic efforts to get vaccinated with some even falsifying their age to be vaccinated just to access services at the Board’s facilities.”

The statement reads in part; “All candidates, clients, and other members of the public below the age of 18 years are not required to produce any vaccination card before being allowed access to our facilities. This category of persons is not covered by the NCDC vaccination policy.”

The examination body, however, said it would require evidence of being underage to allow any underage individual access to its facilities.

The Board had announced a policy of no vaccination card, no entry into any of its facilities nationwide but discovered that many underage candidates were making frantic efforts to get vaccinated with some even falsifying their age to be vaccinated just to access services at the Board’s facilities.

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