OSHEEY: CCTV To be introduced at UTME centres

​The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it is monitoring the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , through its central Closed- Circuit Television cameras in Abuja .

Its Niger Coordinator , Mr. Muhammed Ibrahim , told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Minna that all the examination centres were linked to the CCTV.

“ Our staff , candidates and supervisors in all examination centres are being watched and recorded ; it is part of our efforts to reduce or eliminate malpractices in the conduct of the test, ” he said .

The Coordinator said that 32 , 000 candidates registered for the examination in Niger and were writing the test in 14 centres .

He said that the exercise was smooth in many centres except at Jumai Aliyu Babangida Development Centre , Minna where a system failure was recorded .

The issue lingered a bit , so we immediately moved the candidates to the zonal office to write the examination, ” he said .

He said that the examination, which started on Saturday , would end on Wednesday, and promised a hitch – free exercise .

A candidate , Fatima Mustapha , who spoke to

NAN in Minna , said that the process was smooth , and particularly commended JAMB for the speed of the bio -metric verification of candidates before being admitted into the hall .

A personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps , Mr . Saidu Abubakar , who also spoke with NAN , commended the candidates for being orderly .

The candidates have been very orderly . There are no hitches , ” he said .

JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede said recently that 1. 736 million candidates registered for the 2017 UTME , signifying a sharp rise in people seeking university admission when compared with the 1, 272 , 284 candidates that wrote the test in 2016 .

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