TVC N. Many candidates, parents and stakeholders are praising JAMB for overcoming what they called the embarrassment of the mock computer based test (CBT). JAMB has been walking with its head held high since the conclusion of the main exam last weekend.
Its Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, said the board should not be blamed for such hitches as irregular power supply, lateness in take-off time and malfunctioning computer.
Speaking with reporters during a visit to some of the centres in Lagos, Oloyede said the board is considering abandoning the fingerprint for a better innovation. He refered to some Nigerians as “criminally fraudulent” for using varying ways to circumvent the system.
“We discovered that about 70 per centre of the private CBT centres engaged in fraud; but as they tried to beat us, we were there before them. We have seen many people you would call eminent Nigerians who are school owners, centre owners and some even with Ph.D engaging in fraudulent practices. It is shocking and embarrassing too but JAMB is ahead of them.”
Beginning from next session, Oloyede said the board would come up with stringent measures for would-be JAMB accredited centres so as to separate the wheat from the chaff.
‘’We shall withdraw results and prosecute offenders,’’ he said
The board’s information officer Fabian Benjamin, said the body has since begun the monitoring of closed Circuit Television (CCTV) at centres nationwide to detect infractions by candidates, adding that the process would be ongoing.
“We have already commenced the CCTV monitoring and is an ongoing thing,” Fabian told our reporter on phone on Tuesday.
“We are looking at reports from across centres and acting on them, and if we notice any infractions, we shall have such candidates’ result withdrawn.
“We are so committed to this such that even if the candidate is already in 200-Level in the university, we shall withdraw the result and also direct the university to withdraw his result and admission.”
Fabian said the system was configured in such a manner that even when a candidate’s computer shuts down in the process of writing the exam, the two hours allocated period still remains intact and the candidate can continue after the system is restored.
He said the board has begun some legal proceedings against candidates across states.