Coronavirus: JAMB halts physical services nationwide


Authorities at the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have declared a temporary suspension of all activities requiring physical contacts in all its offices and centres nationwide.

This is contained in a statement by the board’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and made available on Tuesday in Lagos.

According to the statement, the development is in line with the professional advice of government on safety of all persons in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic around the globe.

“All candidates and members of the general public should hereby note that the board has temporarily suspended all its activities that will be requiring physical contacts in all its offices around the country.

“The board has equally upgraded its ticketing online services which are available to attend to enquiries, complaints as well as handle some services.

“Candidates can access the services on the board’s website, and also through candidate’s profile.

“Enquiries and complaints can be lodged on ‘support,” it said.

The statement explained that all services requiring biometric verification were henceforth suspended till further notice.

It assured the public of the board’s prompt and adequate services online, adding that the situation would be reviewed regularly.

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According to the statement, as soon as the circumstance permits, all suspended services would be restored without delay.

In a related development, the management of another examining body, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) had also halted services to the public at its offices and limited interactions to online channels.

Also, University of Lagos had declared a partial break for its staff members over the virus. earlier reported that it directed its entire staff from grades level 1 to 12 to stay away from work for a period of 14 days with effect from Tuesday, March 23.

However, those in upper grade levels were to report to work and avoid close physical contacts in the process.

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