The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently announced that showing full evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 is compulsory for all persons who want to enter its facilities or do business with it nationwide.
This was contained in the board’s weekly magazine, JAMB bulletin published, Monday.
“In line with the extant protocols rolled out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Joint Admissions 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, any identification card connecting the holder to the vaccination card, preferably the National Identity Card; Driver’s License or International Passport. This stipulation is to ensure, among others, that staff or visitors do not present vaccination cards that belong to other individuals.
“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,” JAMB said. Advertisement Promoted Content
JAMB said it was taking this proactive measure because of the heightened preparations for the commencement of the 2022 UTME/DE registration, therefore, the board implored all Nigerians to avoid fake news surrounding the spread of the pandemic.
“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.”