CCTV Cameras Will Now Be Present At Accredited CBT Centers During The Forthcoming 2017 JAMB Exams

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that all computer-based centers to be accredited for the registration of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), must have Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.

"This at an interactive meeting held at the University Of Lagos, with the operators of CBT centers drawn from across the federation. 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." Was disclosed by JAMB registrar prof Oloyede

He noted that the new process has completely phased out cybercafé operators, adding that the computer-based centers 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 centers 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 mobile applications.

This is a real solid move by JAMB to reduce exam malpractices and other incidents. But do you think it would have any serious impacts?

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