UTME, DE Candidates To Write Exams On Personal Phones – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examinations Board (JAMB) has declared it will introduce an initiative called ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) for the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) examination.

According to Ishaq’ the JAMB initiative, would allow candidates to take the examinations on their mobile phones.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this in Abuja on Saturday at the 2023 Policy Meeting.

Ishaq who complained that the Board has been spending huge amounts of money on the conduct of examinations, said that Board is looking at BYOD – 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 Examination 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,” the Registrar stated.

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