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JAMB clarifies on Covid-19 vaccination for underage candidates

Candidates and visitors below the age of 18 years are not required to present Covid-19 vaccination cards before getting access into Joint Admission and Matriculation Board examination halls and facilities, the board clarified.

Last week, JAMB in its weekly bulletin announced that no individual will be allowed entry into JAMB offices nationwide, except they provide their Covid-19 vaccination card.

While clarifying the above statement, Fabian Benjamin, the spokesman of the board in a statement on Tuesday said those mandated to provide vaccination cards are persons covered under the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control vaccination policy.

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‘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 are not covered by the NCDC vaccination policy,’ Benjamin said.

According to him, the clarification become necessary because the board 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 board will require evidence of being underage to allow any underage individual access to its facilities, Benjamin added.

JAMB clarifies on Covid-19 vaccination for underage candidates

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