Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB to inspect Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME centres’ internet facilities and security. For these centres to meet our requirements, they must have not less than 250 computers with reliable power source.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said designated Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination centres across the country must have 250 computers each and stable power supply.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB public relations officer, said over 600 facilities have been inspected nationwide for the purpose of verifying their suitability for the conduct of the 2016 Computer Based Test (CBT). Benjamin said over 1, 000 centres will be inspected in all.
“Some of the things we are looking out for have a lot to do with the technical aspect.
“For these centres to meet our requirements, they must have not less than 250 computers with reliable power source.
“The computer centres must be integrated with the local area network and there must equally be a high and accessible security in and around such centres,” Benjamin said.
He said that the centres were expected to have reliable servers to enable JAMB to send its questions from the headquarters to various centres since it was not using the public servers.
He called for more public and private partnership in the area of establishing well-equipped centres in schools or elsewhere for the purpose of the examination.
NAN recalls that the board used 400 centres in conducting UTME for over four million candidates earlier in the year.