JAMB may deploy drones to monitor 2020 UTME - Oloyede

JAMB may deploy drones to monitor 2020 UTME - Oloyede

- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has given an indication that drones may be deployed to monitor the 2020 UTME

- Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the board's registrar, said the move is to curb examination malpractice

-The drones will be reportedly deployed in addition to the CCTV cameras to checkmate malpractices

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reiterated its zero tolerance for all forms of examination malpractice and is leaving no stone unturned to curb the menace.

In its latest move to eradicate malpractice, the board's registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, gave an indication that drones may be deployed to monitor the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME).

According to Sahara Reporters, Oloyede gave the hint on Thursday, December 19, during a meeting of the stakeholders held at the Congo Conference Hotel, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna state.

JAMB hints on deploying drones to monitor 2020 UTME

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede hints on JAMB's move to deploy drones to monitor 2020 UTME. Photo credit: ICIR
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Legit.ng gathers that the move is planned to strengthen the board against fraudsters who have been allegedly tampering with the CCTV cameras at its centres for the purpose of cheating.

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Oleyede further hinted that the board will contact the relevant government agency for the deployment of drones in the exam centres.

According to the JAMB boss, the drones will be deployed in addition to the CCTV cameras to checkmate examination malpractices.

Oloyede issued a strong warning to anyone planning to engage in malpractices, saying anyone caught will be made to face the law.

He also warned parents against staying with their children at the UTME centres, adding that many of them encouraged their wards to engage in malpractices.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that JAMB shut 133 centres where it was discovered that UTME candidates engaged in malpractices.

The JAMB boss said it was also discovered that operators of the affected centres were one of those tampering with the CCTV cameras mounted to monitor activities during examinations.

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