JAMB To Introduce Mobile Phones For UTME/DE

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Saturday, said it is planning a “Bring Your Own Device” initiative for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry Examination (DE).

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made this known during the 2023 policy meeting ongoing in Abuja at the National Judicial Institute.

According to Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the initiative is such that it would allow candidates to take the examinations on their mobile phones. The JAMB boss noted that the board has continued to spend huge amounts of money on the conduct of examinations, hence the need for the initiative.

In the presentation unveiled by the board registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the board said,” On the way forward, we are looking at Bring Your Own Device (BOYD) – the direction for JAMB Students to bring their telephones. It lowers capital investment but is not helpful for digital literacy. There will be the establishment of a mobile examinational malpractice tribunal to deal with the criminal aspect while institutions handle the misconduct.

“We will be partnering with security operatives and relevant agencies on cyber crimes; engaging the machinery and sponsoring them to tap from their knowledge of candidates. Movement of some services to the registration portal to prevent extortion Open Book Examination to Discourage Cheating.

“Political will and concerted efforts at adopting single identity for all with NIMC citizens to discourage impersonation.”

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