Beginning 2017, all computer-based centres to be accredited for the registration of next year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), must have Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said Wednesday.
This was according to JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who revealed this during an interactive meeting with operators of CBT centres, held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Oloyede said the move was necessary to avoid mistakes of previous years.
He explained that all accredited computer-based centres must have 250 desktop or laptop systems in a single room, with an additional 25 systems as back-ups.
“What we have said is that we are in a period of change, and what that means is that everything we have been doing must be reviewed. Whatever we have been doing rights will have to be reinforced while what we are doing wrongly will be changed,” Oloyede said.
“For the purpose of the CBT centres, we have to introduce the CCTV so that whatever that is going on at our centres can be monitored anywhere in the world.
“We are also standardizing the CBT centres so that all CBT centres will have 250 computers with 10 per cent of the figure as backups.”