The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates and visitors below 18 years of age are not required to submit COVID-19 vaccination cards before accessing its facilities.

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Earlier, the board had announced a “no vaccination card, no entry” policy for its facilities nationwide.

JAMB spoke on Tuesday in a statement signed by Fabian Benjamin, the head of its media and protocol unit.

Benjamin said those mandated to provide vaccination cards are persons covered under the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) vaccination policy.

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He said JAMB discovered that many underage candidates are making frantic efforts to get vaccinated, with some falsifying their age to access services at the board’s facilities.

According to Benjamin, the board would, however, require evidence of being underage to allow any underage individual access to its facilities.

“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,” the JAMB statement read in part.

“This category of persons is not covered by the NCDC vaccination policy.”

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