The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has reported that selling of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms to applicants will start on January 10, 2019.
The representative of the board, Fabian Benjamin, in an announcement on Thursday, December 20 revealed 50 centres for enrollment have been punished for violations.
In front of 2019, the board revealed it has 718 licensed Computer Based Test (CBT) venues, which will assist in extending computerized proficiency.
Ishaq Oloyede in the course of JAMB’s gathering with Computer Based Test venues at the University of Lagos said enrollment will never again occur at cybercafés but at authorize CBT venues.
He stated: “Cybercafés overcharge pupils and mix up data, which makes pupils suffer. They also do services they don’t have the capacity to do. All these, coupled with the fact that there is no way of tracking them because they were not registered, we have limited registration to CBT centres that can be monitored.”
Mr Oloyede stated: “in order to reduce the incidence of data mix up prospective candidates will verify their data by fingerprint before it is submitted and printed out ”all essential services; creation of candidate profile, uploading WAEC and NECO results, collating biometric details, would be done at CBT centres.”
The JAMB registrar supported service at the topmost postion saying non-performing venues will be gotten rid of.
He stated: “80 percent of CBT focuses performed well in 2018. We have wiped out those that didn’t do well. Fifty focuses were authorized for enrollment infractions and against 2019, we have 718 licensed CBT focuses which will help in spreading computerized education.”
The registrar said the selling of enrollment form would stretch over to 6 weeks & furthermore explained that the general poll would not influence UTME on the grounds that the board had balanced its examination plan because of the poll.
He said the enlistment portal would create arrangement for deaf applicants so they can be taken care of in their separate venues.