Jamb is now set to begin monitoring candidates with CCTV cameras. According to the examination body, the move is to reduce the rate at which Jamb candidates engage in malpractice yearly.
The policy was enforced beginning from Jamb 2019 examination. According to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), those who engage in malpractice but are not caught during the examination will definitely be caught after the examination. This is because Jamb will go through all the videos before releasing results.
Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar and chief executive of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that candidates, who wish to sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, will take the examination under the surveillance of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras.
The registrar while speaking during a briefing in Abuja said the measure was necessary and that it is aimed at preventing examination malpractice during the UTME.
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Oloyede also said that the measure will further strengthen public examinations, particularly entry-level examinations into higher institutions.
For CBT centres, any operator who refuses to CCTV cameras before the exam will not be accredited for the UTME. The registrar also cautioned parents, guardians and candidates to avoid patronizing those “fake vendors of UTME forms.”
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