The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is’haq Oloyede, has said the examination body will continue to use CCTV devices during its examinations.
Oloyede who spoke on Friday at the sideline of the two-day International Summit on Examination Malpractice on Friday in Lagos, said JAMB recorded some level of success with it when it was first used.
The summit was organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) with the theme: “Examination Malpractice; the Contemporary Realities and Antidotes.”
According to Oloyede, JAMB used the devices for the first time during the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The use of the devices, he said, was part of the efforts to give JAMB a good amount of quality, equity and integrity in its activities.
His words: “There will be no compromise whatsoever. Without the deployment of the CCTV, one will just be making a mockery of the Computer Based Test (CBT).
“This devise has ensured that even if a cheating candidate was not caught during the examination, such candidate will be caught after the examination.
“We will continue to ensure that with education, one can achieve everything and without it, one can achieve nothing.
“It therefore goes to tell you that each one of us, must strive to achieve what is good, giving the significance of life and living,” he said.
He stressed the need to tackle the menace of exam malpractices, saying that it was not peculiar to Nigeria.
His words: “I have statistics with me which shows that what we have here in Nigeria as far as examination malpractice is concerned is a child’s play when compared to what is happening in other climes.
“Today with the aid of technological devices for cheating such as smart watches and others the phenomenon is becoming alarming.
“But in our own case, as these children are getting wiser, we too are getting ahead of them.
“In fact, it is in line with this kind of development that the board has concluded arrangements to create centres for examination malpractice devices for future examinations.”