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UTME 2017: JAMB to install CCTV cameras in exam halls

UTME 2017: JAMB to install CCTV cameras in exam halls

- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras will be installed to monitor the 2017 exams

- JAMB urges the general public to disregard speculation that it has started the sales of its application forms for 2017 UTME

UTME 2017: JAMB to install CCTV cameras in exam halls

JAMB says CCTV cameras will help to monitor the exams worldwide.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed plans to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in all computer-based centres to be accredited for the registration of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

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JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, revealed this during an interactive meeting with operators of CBT centres from across the country, at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Daily Independent reports.

Oloyede said the introduction of the CCTV’s will help to monitor whatever is going on at the centres.

He also stated that the new process will exclude many cybercafe operators as 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.

Oloyede said:“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 were doing wrongly will be changed.

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“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.”

In a related development, JAMB has urged the general public to disregard the speculations that it had started the sales of its application forms for 2017 UTME.

Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Head, Media and Information, debunked the speculations in a statement on Sunday, December 4, in Lagos.

According to the statement, the Registrar of the examination body, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, expressed disappointment with the development and calls on Nigerians to ignore the claims.

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