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JAMB Begins Accreditation of CBT Centres for 2016 UTME



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has inspected over 600 facilities nationwide for accreditation as centres for the conduct of the 2016 Computer Based Test (CBT).
According to JAMB’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board would inspect over 1,000 facilities for accreditation.
He said that only those that met the requirements would be accredited as centres for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
“Some of the things we are looking out for have a lot to do with the technical aspect.
“For these centres to meet our requirements, they must have not less than 250 computers with reliable power source.
“The computer centres must be integrated with the local area network and there must equally be a high and accessible security in and around such centres,” Benjamin said.
He said that the centres were expected to have reliable servers to enable JAMB to send its questions from the headquarters to various centres since it was not using the public servers.
Dr. Benjamin called for more public and private partnership in the area of establishing well-equipped centres in schools or elsewhere for the purpose of the examination. (NAN)


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