UTME 2023 preparations are in top gear, only centres with laptops will get accreditation – JAMB

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it will no longer give accreditation to CBT centres that do not have laptops. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, who addressed journalists in Lagos, explained that the new guideline was to address incessant power failure during the test.

He stated that existing centres with desktop computers could continue provided they install Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) during the test.

Oloyede said: “Power has been disrupting the examination and to address this, we are not going to register any centre using desktop computers. Every new CBT centre must have laptops before they can be accredited.”

Oloyede debunked claims that the body would not conduct the 2023 UTME due to disruption to the academic calendar of universities.

He hinted that 2023 UTME candidates are to pay N1000 to CBT centres instead of N700 due to the increase in the cost of diesel and other facilities, while those sitting for mock examination would part with an extra N1,000.

He equally added that candidates will pay the charge ahead, at the point of registration for both the mock and the main examinations.This will also eliminate waste of time and resources in cases where candidates will indicate interest for mock at the point of registration but, at the end, they don’t show up.

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