JAMB Begins Inspection And Accreditation Of Centres For The Conduct Of 2016 UTME

Students writing Jamb's computer based test

Students writing Jamb’s computer based test

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commence the inspection of over 600 facilities nationwide for accreditation as centres for the conduct of the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Public Relations Officer of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the fact known in an interview in Lagos on Monday.

He said the board would inspect over 1, 000 facilities for accreditation and that only those that met the requirements would be accredited as centres for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

“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.

We recalls that the board used 400 centres in conducting UTME for over four million candidates earlier in the year.

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