The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced
that all computer-based centres to be accredited for the registration of
2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), must have
Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this at an interactive
meeting held at the University Of Lagos, with the operators of CBT
centres drawn from across the federation.
According to Oloyede, the move was part of the measures being taken
by JAMB to avoid errors of the past and also ensure that the best is
offered to Nigerians.
He noted that the new process has completely phased out cybercafé
operators, adding that the computer-based centres to be accredited must
have 250 desktop or laptop systems in a single room with provision for
additional 25 systems as back-ups.
The board also informed the CBT operators that all the 10 fingers of
candidates must be captured, and that anyone whose whole 10 fingers
cannot be captured by the CBT centres should be directed to the
headquarters of JAMB in Abuja, he added that this was done to avoid
multiple registration by candidates.
The meeting, which was attended by thousands of computer operators
from across the country, witnessed debates among participants on
several issues including the suggestion for the cancellation of UTME