After the completion of its examination, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has temporarily suspended all activities requiring physical contacts over coronavirus pandemic.
JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, made this known in a statement in Lagos, on Tuesday.
This development comes three days after the board concluded its 2020 examination with results already released.
Oloyede said the decision was taken based on the recommendation of the federal government.
He said activities requiring biometric verification has been suspended across all its offices and centres nationwide.
The registrar explained that all activities will be restored after the situation improves.
“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,” he said.
“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, www.jamb.org.ng and also through candidate’s profile. Enquiries and complaints can be lodged on ‘support .jamb.gov.ng.”
Similarly, the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) had postponed its 2020 examination which was earlier scheduled to commence in April.
Nigeria has recorded 44 coronavirus cases with one death.
Both states and federal governments have adopted several measures to curb the spread of the disease.
Such measures include travel ban, closure of schools and airports, suspension of events, ban on large gatherings, among others.