Recently, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, came up with new rules and guidelines that may eliminate fraudulent practices in the examination centers ahead of 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
These new rules and guidelines include the adoption of CCTV cameras for all the CBT - computer based test - centers;
adoption of a single hall containing 250 functional desktop or laptop computer systems with extra 25 as backups;
that the computers must be minimum 15 inch screens and must be connected to robust computer server with capacity to carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently;
adoption of cabled Local Area Network (LAN) and not wireless connectivity.
Other guidelines are the adoption of cubicles with minimum length of 26 by 18 inches;
adequate security with minimum of five technical personnel and a network engineer on site;
availability of back-up power supply (power generating set of minimum of 40KVA for a centers with 250 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two hours;
centers to have minimum of 250-capacity reception facility such as canopy with chairs;
centers’ premises must be enclosed and must have adequate and functional air-conditioners, lighting, up-to-date antivirus and minimum of Windows 7, among others.