The Management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has resumed accreditation of CBT centres ahead of the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry registration exercise.
This centres would be used for the forthcoming JAMB Registration and examination.
The five-day exercise which started on Wednesday, 17th February 2021, and ended on Friday, 22nd February 2021, was aimed at determining the suitability of the old and new examination centres.
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in his brief remarks on the occasion, said centre accreditation and validation is the first step towards the commencement of the 2021/22 UTME/DE exercise.
According to him, he expects that this year’s exercise would record even greater successes. In effect, if a centre falls below expectations, it should not be accredited because if such a centre is found to be defective, a huge question mark is placed on your grading and integrity as a team.”
Speaking also, the JAMB’s Director of Information Technology said the board added some new guidelines for CBT centres which include but not limited to a redesigned form that would mandate new and old CBT centres to supply the National Identification Number (NIN) of their designated officials adding that any CBT centre that flouts this directive through providing fake NIN, among others, would be sanctioned.
The Director also stressed that the Board would not accept anything less than the Windows 10 Operating System.
In addition, he urged CTAs to inform centres that only a uniform white background should be used while taking the candidates’ passports as that would make for a clearer picture.
The Director said all these measures were intended to forestall failure from any CBT centre, while announcing that about 654 old centres and 119 new centres would be accredited in the exercise.