Towards addressing malpractices and particularly impersonation, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has revealed that the examination body may dump the use of finger printing for accreditation in its subsequent examinations, saying new technologies have evolved that would address that.
UTME: JAMB may drop fingerprint for accreditation next year –Oloyede
Speaking on Thursday during his visit to JKK Computer Based Test (CBT) centre in Lagos, for on-the-spot assessment of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Oloyede described Nigerians as being criminally innovative.
He said as proactive as JAMB was in its preparation towards the conduct of the examination, many CBT centre owners, candidates, and even parents, still tried to beat the system. He added that about 70 per cent of the private CBT centres engage in fraud, insisting that from next year, it would be very difficult for centres to be accredited for UTME conduct.
Oloyede said: “But as they try to beat us, we are there before them. We have seen many people you would call eminent Nigerians who are school owners, centre owners and even with PhD qualifications, who are engaging in fraudulent practices. It is shocking and embarrassing too. But JAMB is far ahead of them.”
Meanwhile, Oloyede has revealed that a total of 1,648,429 candidates have taken the examination as at Wednesday, saying out of the figure, the results of 1,048,914 candidates have been released.