JAMB IS SET TO DUMP FINGERPRINT VERIFICATION TECHNOLOGY
JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede has revealed plans by the examination body to dump using finger print for accreditation of candidates.
Basicschoolnews.com learnt that the board is set to introduce a new technology that will make the process easier.
Oloyede made the disclosure while conducting an on-the-spot assessment of the ongoing UTME on Thursday, May 18 at the JKK Computer Based Test (CBT) centre in Lagos.
Oloyede accused many Nigerians of being criminally-innovative to beat the system put in place by JAMB. According to him, despite effort put in to stem incidences of impersonation and cheating in the exams, many candidates, CBT centre owners and parents still find ways to beat the system.
He expressed worry that about 70 percent of the private CBT centres engage in fraud, but that, henceforth measures would be put in place to stem cheating. His words: “But as they try to beat us, we are there before them.
We have seen many people you would call eminent Nigerians who are school owners, centre owners and even with PhD qualifications, who are engaging in fraudulent practices. It is shocking and embarrassing too. But JAMB is far ahead of them.
“It is sad to note that many parents are bunch of disappointments. In their efforts to cheat the system, many were discovered to have engaged the services of fraudulent operators who in turn engage the CBT owners for candidates’ registration. In the process, problems arose.
Many have been arrested and more may still be arrested. “As long as we are here, the sanctity and integrity of our examination will be protected. All the private CBT centres where the issues have been identified with won’t be accredited by JAMB.”
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