In a bid to curtail malpractices during its examination, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has insisted that henceforth, all computer-based test centre proprietors must install closed circuit televisions (CCTV) as one of the requirements for operations.
Speaking on Tuesday during a standardisation meeting with CBT centre proprietors at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said the move was part of the measures being taken by JAMB to avoid errors of the past and ensure that the best is offered to Nigerians.
Among other newly approved standardisation methods, the board said the CCTV must show live recordings of the “entry door (from the inside), exit door (from the outside), cross sectional coverage for examination rooms, external building and server rooms.’’
The Registrar also stated that a total sum of N6,200, covering the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination form, CBT centre service fee and the JAMB textbook which would be paid by prospective candidates in 2017.
Oloyede further made it known that more than one million candidates sat for the CBT variety of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2015.
He faulted the operators of the centres of sending fake messages to defraud candidates and providing mandatory training for same.
The JAMB Registrar also accused CBT centres of “extorting candidates by charging above approved rates, subletting access codes to cyber cafes, encouraging multiple registration and punishing uncompromising candidates by changing their centres and/or institutions without their knowledge/consent,’’ among other infractions.