At an address by the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede in Abuja Ahead of this years’ Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has stated that the exams will be conducted under closed circuit television (CCTV) camera. He said this is a bid by the board to combat examination malpractice and provide credible results.
He advised all Computer-Based Centres (CBT) to install CCTV cameras or risk not being accredited; "we believe that certain things should be done. For example, we are conducting the computer-based test, Im not`aware of anywhere in the world where you do the CBT without CCTV. If you are not caught during the examination, you can be caught after the examination because the whole thing will be under coverage. And that is one instrument that we have been telling CBT operators in the last three weeks and we are not going to compromise that, beginning from the 2017 UTME".
Secondly, if we hold our examination at a time when students are not ready, the result we get is a high rate of failure. Our examination is a ranking examination, not an achievement examination. This is why we are saying that it is not to extend the validity because the test is to be taken just once.