Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), according to Punch News, said that it will commence sale of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination form to candidates as from the 10th of January 2019.
According to Punch News, the information was disclosed during a meeting between JAMB and Computer Based Test centers at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Thursday, where the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said the registration for the UTME would no longer be done at cybercafés but at accredited CBT centers.
“Cybercafes overcharge candidates and mix up data which makes them to suffer. They also do services they don’t have the capacity to do. All these, coupled with the fact that there is no way of tracking them because they were not registered, we have limited registration to CBT canters that can be monitored.
“From now on, all essential services; creation of candidate profile, uploading WAEC and NECO results, collating biometric details, would be done at CBT centers. To reduce the incidence of data mix up prospective candidates will verify their data by fingerprint before it is submitted and printed out,” he said.
Oloyede advised CBT proprietors and managers to maintain the highest standards as he threatened to weed out non performers.
“Even as essential services are restricted to you, you have to look beyond the revenue and deliver quality service because you will be constantly monitored. Even as 80 percent of CBT centers performed well in 2018. We have eliminated those that didn’t do well. Fifty centers were sanctioned for registration infractions and against 2019, we have 718 accredited CBT centers which will help in spreading digital literacy,” Oloyede said.
The sale of UTME registration form, according to the Registrar, would span six weeks. He gave the assurance that the general elections would not affect UTME because the board had adjusted its examination schedule ahead of the election.
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