Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it will no longer accredit CBT centers that don’t have laptops. Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, who is in charge of JAMB and spoke to reporters in Lagos, said that the new rule was made because power kept going out during the test.
He said that existing centers with desktop computers could keep running as long as they installed Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) during the test.
Oloyede said, “Power has been causing problems with the exam, so we won’t register any centers that use desktop computers.” Before a new CBT center can be approved, it must have laptops.”
The Registrar also said that all of JAMB’s communications will go digital on January 1, 2023. He said that the digitization process would take care of all issues related to admissions under its CAP system and other issues that would be put on JAMB’s Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System.
Oloyede said, “This will speed up the Board’s most important work, make it more efficient, make it easier to track communication, and store records of communication.
Oloyede put an end to rumors that the body would not hold the UTME in 2023 because it would mess up the schedules of universities.
He hinted that 2023 UTME candidates will have to pay N1,000 instead of N700 to CBT centers because diesel and other costs have gone up. Those taking a mock exam will also have to pay an extra N1,000.
He also said that candidates will pay the fee ahead of time, when they sign up for both the practice test and the real test.
This will also stop candidates from wasting time and money by saying they want to participate in a mock test when they sign up, but then don’t show up.