The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned the use of wrist watches and pens during the conduct of its 2018 test. The Board’s Registrar,Prof Ishaq Oloyede revealed this to newsmen for the purpose of sensitisation workshop for Computer based test centre owners on Wednesday in Lagos.Here are some of what he said:
“What we are doing here today is to appraise the registration and conduct of our past examination and we have taken some lessons from our experience.
“To this end therefore we have introduced some measures that will further add to the integrity of the registration process as well as the conduct of the examination proper.
“For instance, we discovered during the conduct of the last examination that some electronic devices such as pens, wristwatches and other devices were used to perpetrate examination malpractice.
“So, for next year, we have banned the use of wristwatches and pens by candidates and other persons in the examination hall.
“We are also going to introduce some detection devices to ensure that those who plan to cheat in the examination hall are frustrated, as we will also jam (communication network) of the centres,” he said.
Oloyede underscored that the sale of registration documents for the 2018 UTME would commence before the end of November.
He added that not less than 617 centers have been accredited nationwide for the exercise and called for the support of all CBT Owners.