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JAMB plans to use drones and CCTV Cameras for UTME
… collaborates with the private sector to ensure successful implementation
… generated N20 Billion from 2016 to 2019
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says that the board will use drones and CCTV Cameras to monitor the 2020 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scheduled from March 14 to April 4, 2020.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, disclosed that the Board is ready to deploy drones and CCTV cameras to all the accredited 700 examination centres to monitor any activity that could endanger the efforts of the agency in conducting credible exams.
The JAMB Registrar said that all CCTV camera drones must cover verification areas, coding areas, walk ways, examination hall, server room and entrance and exit in all centres during the examination and that drones would be used to monitor the centres to check registration and examination scandals.
He made this known during a two-day meeting with Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centre Operators, Internet Service Providers, JAMB State Coordinators and Financial Institutions on Thursday in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Provided that they are working in accordance with the agreed registration and testing policies, they should not bother about losing their investments while doing any business with the Board, he told CBT Centre Operators.
The JAMB Boss encouraged them to partner with the Board without fears and concerns for losing their investment and that such collaboration could yield an income up to N20 billion since the Board generated that sum in a space of 3 years – from 2016 to 2019.
Using Small and Medium Scale Businesses (SMEs) as an instance, he said that teaming up with the JAMB as an agency of the government can better their businesses and increase their staff strength.
Prof Oloyede revealed that 20 out of 100 candidates caught in malpractices who were being prosecuted had been jailed and the rest were still under investigation.