Fraudster tampered with Utme centres CCTV camera

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Wednesday alleged that some fraudsters had perfected   plans to tamper with the CCTV cameras in some centres for the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

It also said it would collaborate with the Computer Professional Council of Nigeria to monitor the conduct of its forthcoming Unified Tertiary Examination at various  centres across the country.


The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, stated this during a meeting with Computer Based Test Centres’ operators, technical advisors, MTN, Airtel, Galaxy backbone and other stakeholders in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Oloyede said the collaboration with the Computer Council was to pay particular attention to its Close Circuit Television cameras during the UTME to avoid being tampered with.

This, he argued, would not augur well for the nation’s education sector if allowed.

Oloyede, who noted that the board was aware that some centres’ CCTV were being tampered with, pointed out this was being done in connivance with some of the board’s technical staff to aid cheating during examination.

Stating that though stamping out examination malpractices was a Herculean task, he said the board was determined to reduce sharp practices of any form during the UTME to its barest minimum.

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