JAMB to use CCTV, drones for UTME 2020

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Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Enrollment Board (JAMB), says the board will use drones and CCTV cameras to monitor the Tuition Examinations and Tertiary University 2020 (UTME).

He made the disclosure during a two-day meeting with Operators of Computer Based Test Centers (CBT), State Board Coordinators, Financial Institutions and Internet Service Providers on Thursday in Zaria, Kaduna state.

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that Oloyede also said that JAMB generated N20 billion from 2016 to 2019. He told CBT center operators not to worry about their investments while conducting commercial transactions with the board, provided they were doing their job in accordance with the agreed registration and examination guidelines.

“You have nothing to fear and you should know that if you pool your investments, you cannot reach N20bn and we have accumulated N20bn in three years as an agency.”

“As a government agency, we have to make sure that small and medium-sized businesses thrive and if you multiply 11 employees by 700, you’ll know better.

“We are also adding value to the economy and creating jobs in your labor market and we will continue to support you once you are doing your job well,” he said.

Oloyede said the board also announced its willingness to deploy drone cameras at all 700 test centers identified to verify any activity that could jeopardize the board’s efforts to be a transparent government agency for which it was known.

Latest nigeria newspaper reports that The Registrar indicated that: “All CCTVs must be wired, all cameras must cover verification areas, coding areas, trails, exam room, server room and entry and exit in all centers.

“We will use drones to monitor the centers and verify the registration and examination scandals.” In the area of ​​prosecution of those captured, he said: “100 candidates captured with their hands in the mass are being prosecuted – 20 incarcerated and another 80 are under investigation.”