JAMB to use CCTV to detect Examination Malpractices in the near UTME


Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Media and Information, said on Sunday in Lagos that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) would watch video footage of the recent Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in its Closed Circuit Camera Televisions (CCTV)

Dr. Fabian claimed that the arrangement would reveal all forms of examination malpractices that might happened during the last concluded Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME in Nigeria.

He also added the board would bring to book all candidates exposed with the adoption of Closed Circuit Camera Television CCTV.

Whiling responding to questions, he also seized the opportunity to clarify issues that the Senate has passed a bill urging the board to add extra 40 marks to candidates.

“There is no bill anywhere, not even a motion has been tabled before the two chambers of the National Assembly on the board’s 2017 UTME performance,”

He also said, “We urge candidates to disregard any notion concerning their results as the board will not contemplate doing all that is being speculated as that will negate the ethics of an examination body as critical as JAMB.’’

“Those who know they were involved in any acts inimical to our examination ethics should not celebrate as their inglorious days of punishment will soon surface.

“Again, we want to seize this opportunity to debunk messages being circulated by those who do not wish our education well that the Senate has passed a bill urging the board to add extra 40 marks to candidates.

“The board wants to state for the umpteenth time that our examination is not a ‘fail pass’ examination; it is a selection examination, so, it can never be said that there is mass failure.

“It will be absolutely wrong for mischief makers to begin to analyze an examination that has just been concluded without even looking at the overall result”; he said.