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COVID-19: JAMB Bars Unvaccinated Staff, Visitors From Its Offices


COVID-19: JAMB Bars Unvaccinated Staff, Visitors From Its Offices

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has revealed plan to bar unvaccinated staff, members and visitors from gaining access into its offices nationwide without evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination.

It said it was clear that the pandemic was assuming what it described increasingly dangerous dimension, especially with the emergence of Omicron variant.

The board disclosed this in its weekly bulletin which was released on Monday, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent in Abuja.

The bulletin partly read, “From available statistics from relevant agencies, the virus is spreading like wildfire, hence the clarion call for all to be vigilant, observe all protocols, and for institutions, be it public or private, to adopt relevant protocols to nip the spread of the virus in the bud.

“In line with the extant protocols rolled out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has resolved that no staff and visitors alike would be allowed entry into its offices nationwide without evidence of full vaccination.

“In line with this entry protocol, staff and visitors or clients are to present acceptable evidence which is: COVID-19 vaccination card and any identification card connecting the holder to the vaccination card, preferably the national identity card; driver’s licence or passport.

“As a proactive agency, the Board is adopting this protocol in the light of its heightened preparations for the commencement of the 2022 UTME/DE registration exercise.

“We implore all not to be lulled into a false sense of security as pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic as the increasingly dangerous dimension the virus is assuming should be a source of concern to all especially with the emergence of a more-virulent Omicron variant.

“In addition, the Board enjoins all to adhere strictly to all the stipulated non-pharmaceutical protocols and guidelines emplaced to mitigate the spread of the virus

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