JAMB Sets Up CCTV Cameras In 624 Centres For 2017 UTME - 4 years ago
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that it has set up 624 centres for the over 1.7million candidates that will be writing this Saturday’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) nationwide. The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, stated this on Tuesday while speaking to journalists in Abuja about the board’s preparation for the exams. Oloyede also disclosed that 321 blind candidates would participate. He added that efforts had been made to curtail examination fraud, as Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras, will be mounted in all the various centres and adequate security arrangement will be provided. Oloyede, however, noted that many candidates and parents have not recovered from what he described as “technophobia”, the fear of technology, as they still think that the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) method make things difficult.