Thirty-nine personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC have been deployed to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in different parts of Niger state.

This was disclosed by the Corps Commandant in the state, Mr. Philip Ayuba during an interview with Journalists in Minna on Tuesday.

According to Mr. Ayuba, security will be provided in the 17 computer-based centres for the conduct of the UTME in Niger which kicks off on Tuesday.

He also said that two personnel would provide security in each centres while five personnel from the headquarters would supervise the exercise across the state.

He added that the monitoring team had been constituted to cautiously monitor the conduct of the exercise in the state.

He stressed further that the corps would work with the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure security at the centres before, during and after the computer-based test.

Ayuba warned parents against malpractices, saying anyone found wanting would be arrested and prosecuted.

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