The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has disclosed that the board will utilize drones and CCTV cameras to scrutinize the 2020 University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
Oloyede announced that the board will deploy drone cameras to all the identified 700 examination centres to survey any movement that could jeopardise the endeavours of the board from being an apparent agent of government it was known for.
He made the acknowledgement during a two-day conference meeting with Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre Operators, State Coordinators of the Board, Financial Institutions and Internet Service Providers on Thursday in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Oloyede also expanded that the board produced N20 billion in University and Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) between 2016 to 2019.
He told CBT centre operators not to worry about their enterprises while transacting business with the board as long as they were doing their work in agreement with the agreed registration and examination protocols.
“You have nothing to fear and you should know that, if you put your investments together, it can’t be up to N20bn and we have accrued N20bn in three years as an agency.
“As an agency of government, we have to ensure that small and medium scale businesses thrive and if you multiply 11 staff by 700, you will know better.
“We are also adding value to the economy and job creation out of your employment market and we will continue to support you once you are doing your work well,” he assured.
The Registrar authorized that: “All CCTV must be wired, all cameras must cover verification areas, coding areas, walkways, examination hall, server room and corridor and departure in all centres.
“We will use drones to survey the centres to check registration and examination malpractice.”
In the area of the trial of those caught, he said: “100 candidates caught red-handed are under prosecution – 20 jailed and 80 others are under questioning.”