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 mobile applications.