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Amid seven-month-old ASUU strike, JAMB rolls out fresh guidelines ahead of 2023 UTME

The joint admission and matriculation Board(JAMB) has again listed a fresh guideline  for candidates and stakeholders ahead of 2023 jamb examination amid the ongoing 7 months Industrial strike by the Academic staff union of universities (ASUU).

According to JAMB, all Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres must henceforth use laptops running on at least 2 gigabytes (2GB) RAM for the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) tests.

The board also barred CBT centres from collaborating with cyber cafes or tutorial centres, saying “any violation of the directive, whether in part or whole, will lead to the revocation of the licence of the erring CBT centre.”

“It became necessary for the board to modify its operations towards achieving far-reaching improvements on various issues emanating from the registration process and biometric challenges, among other operational procedures.

“Hence, no new Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre would be accredited without meeting the new requirements.

“To this end, new CBT centres must use laptop computer systems as clients, zero thin-clients or Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) would no longer be accepted”, the bulletin reads

The Board is also considering separating UTME registration from that of Direct Entry (DE) from 2023.

JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, also stated that biometrics of all accredited CBT centre registration officers would be captured ahead of the exercise.

FRCN Abuja/Daniel Adejo