JAMB to Stop Registering CBT Centres Not Using Laptops


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has recently announced the accreditation of Computer Test Centres (CBTs) for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). According to Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB, only CBTs equipped with laptops will be accredited.

This decision stems from the Board’s initiative to launch a digital platform to improve communication with stakeholders. The primary goal is to address the issue of frequent power outages during the examination.

Prof. Oloyede clarified that existing centers with desktop computers might continue operating if they install Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems.

Highlighting the impact of power outages on the examination process, Oloyede emphasized the Board’s decision to no longer register centers relying on desktop computers. The requirement for accreditation now includes having laptops.

Addressing concerns about disruptions in the university academic calendar affecting the 2023 UTME, Oloyede refuted claims that the exam would be postponed.

However, due to increased diesel prices and other facility costs, applicants for the 2023 UTME may need to pay N1,000 to CBT centers, up from the previous N700. Additionally, participants in the mock examination will face an extra N1,000 charge.

Regarding the new digital platform, JAMB plans to launch its paperless communication system with universities on January 1, 2023. The Communication Admission Processing System (CAPS) will facilitate the transmission, tracking, recording, and archiving of admission-related communication.

Oloyede highlighted that this transition from a paper-based to a paperless administration will enhance efficiency, eliminate delays, and streamline essential operations.

Furthermore, a digital meeting with tertiary institutions is scheduled for November 14, showcasing JAMB’s commitment to seamless communication in the educational sector.


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