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JAMB introduces 8 new guidelines for 2017 UTME, sets to install cameras in exam halls

Daniel Daniel
03 Jan, 2017 In Education0 Comments , leave one
JAMB introduces 8 new guidelines for 2017 UTME, sets to install cameras in exam halls
Ahead of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), JAMB in it's quest to end examination malpractice has released new rules and guidelines

Below are the rule for 2017 UTME examinations:

1. The adoption of CCTV cameras for all the CBT centres.

2. The adoption of a single hall containing 250 functional desktop or laptop computer systems with extra 25 as backups. The computers must be minimum 15 inch screens and must be connected to robust computer server with capacity to carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently.

3. The adoption of cabled Local Area Network (LAN) and not wireless connectivity.

4. The adoption of cubicles with minimum length of 26 by 18 inches.

5. There will be adequate security with minimum of five technical personnel and a network engineer on site.

JAMB introduces 8 new guidelines for 2017 UTME, sets to install cameras in exam halls

6. Availability of back-up power supply (power generating set of minimum of 40KVA for a centre with 250 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two hours.

7. All the centres should have minimum of 250-capacity reception facility such as canopy with chairs.

8. All the centres' premises must be enclosed and must have adequate and functional air-conditioners. The centres must also have lighting, up-to-date antivirus and minimum of Windows 7, among others.

Recall that the board said it may cancel the use of general cut-off marks for candidates of the UTME.

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