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2017 JAMB AND CBT CENTRES ISSUES OF STANDARDIZATION, REGISTRATION AND NEW PAYMENT MODE

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JAMB ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION BOARD (JAMB) AND PROPRIETORS OF COMPUTERS BASED TEST (CBT) CENTRES ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF STANDARDIZATION, REGISTRATION AND NEW PAYMENT MODE 

INTRODUCTION 

JAMB was established in 1977 and conducted its first (1st) examination in 1978 called Joint Matriculation Examination (JME).  102,000 candidates  in 74 Nigerian Centres  The same JME conducted for The Gambia by JAMB.

JAMB introduced CBT at a time when cyber cafes and internet offices were closing shop. Institutions had few computers to teach and conduct local examinations.

JAMB is partnering with CBT centres to:

1. Get the job done 

2. Empower the civil society 

3. Provide IGR for public CBT Centers 

4. Provide service to the youths 

5. Provide digital literacy to the public 

6. Incentivizing the private sector to invest in CBT Infrastructure  7. Provide credible partners in our CBT centers to deliver the examination

STANDARDIZATION OF CBT CENTER: REQUIREMENTS 

1. 250 functional Desktop or laptop Computer systems with 10% (i.e. 25) backups in a single room

  •  Minimum 15 inch screens
  •  Connected to robust computer server with capacity to carry a minimum of 250 systems concurrently
  •  Cabled Local Area Network (LAN). (Wireless connectivity is not allowed).
  • Environment:
  •  cubicle with minimum length of 26 by 18 inches
  •  Adequate security, minimum of five (5) technical personnel and a network engineer required on site
  •  Availability of back-up power supply (power generating set of minimum 40kva for a centre with 250 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two (2) hours.
  •  The centre must be adequately fenced.
  • Minimum 250-seater holding room or reception facility e.g. canopy with chairs, etc.
  •  Enclosed premises
  •  Adequate and functional air-conditioners and lighting.
  •  Up-to-date Antivirus Minimum of Windows

CCTV SYSTEM

A CCTV network is meant for:

1. Live recording of in and around the center

2. Live Remote viewing capabilities on a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with network capabilities

3. Live remote viewing of activities recorded (playback) on the Digital Video Recorder (DVR) of the center. Guidelines on specifications, Installation will be released shortly by JAMB.

Coverage Areas

Each Camera system must cover the following areas: − Entry door (from the inside) − Exit door (from the inside) − Cross-sectional coverage for examination rooms − External building (including front doors) − If in proximity, Biometric verification area. − Server room.

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ACCREDITATION OF CBT CENTRES:

Outsourced with or without any prior notice to the Centers 2 layered approval process

Non-chalant attitude during registration particularly in Higher Institutions.

Extortion of candidates – charging fees above the approved rate.  Subletting Access Codes to cyber cafes.

Mobile/offsite/offline registration

Thumb fraud encouraging multiple Registration.

Ground work for special centers

ACCREDITTED CBT CENTRE SHOULD:

Punish uncompromising candidates by changing their centres and/or institutions without their knowledge/consent.

Swapped and replaced particulars of uncompromising candidates with others and used money paid for other candidates.

OBSERVED ABUSES

Use of CBT center eMails/Cellphone number for candidates

Fake SMS to candidates to defraud them

ATM PIN Theft

Compulsory CBT training

Myth of Non-profitability of CBT Centre

OBSERVED ABUSES

Activation of JAMB Vsat for every centre

No more Offline Registration due to recorded data mismatch

New accredited centres will be provided Vsat for Registration.

SOLUTION AND NEW INNOVATION FOR CBT CENTRES

There will be 3 sets of computer systems in every centre for:

A. Self Help – Candidates who can create profile

B. CBT centre staff to help candidates to create profile

C. Allocated Bank staff to assist candidates

INNOVATION FOR CBT CENTRES.

  1. All CBT centers are to be cashless
  2. CBT centres to open bank accounts with any of the participating banks.
  3. Mandatory bank presence at all JAMB CBT centres for all cash and card payments (including service fees).
  4. All service fees will be paid directly into CBT centre owners account.
  5. Biometric data capture of each candidates’ ten (10) fingers. (Any candidate whose total fingers could not be captured at the CBT Centres should be referred to JAMB Headquarters, Bwari, Abuja).  JAMB e-Brochure and e-Syllabus are mandatory and should be given to every candidate.

 CBT CENTRES

CBT Centres are to apply for accreditation online.

Use of VPN via VSAT – thus restricting e-Registration and Examination to JAMB approved CBT Centres only.

Use of two screens during each candidate’s registration to enable candidates detect errors in their details, if any.

Deployment of many computers of the Centre for registration.

DUTIES OF CBT CENTRES

To serve as Registration and Examination Centres.

To provide adequate computers for all forms of registration.

Do biometric capture of 10 fingers for candidates.

Provide alternative screen for candidates to verify their registration before submission.

Supply JAMB approved book to candidates.

Supply CD for eSyllabus and eBrochure to candidates.

JAMB PAYMENTS

Postal Orders at inception.

Later, Application Forms through banks

Until recently, electronic Application Forms completed online while payments were made through scratch cards.

CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED THROUGH SCRATCH CARDS

The use of Scratch Cards has been discontinued for the following reasons:

1.  Prone to fraudulent practices,

2.  Archaic,

3. accountability (zero).

4.  Logistic problems of transporting physical Scratch Cards.

5. Theft and Careless handling of Cards.

6.  Fraudulent practices of PIN handling by Cyber Cafes.

PAYMENT CHALLENGES EXPERIENCED ON SCRATCH CARDS

1.  Hoarding of scratch cards.

2.  Over Scratching of Cards.

3. Reconciliation of sale of scratch cards

4. Fake/Duplication of scratch cards

Other flexible channels to come Online Payment

  • (Visa, Master & Verve cards)
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM) Quick Pay at the Bank Quick Teller

GENERATION OF TRANSACTION ID

Please confirm your information before proceeding and also note your Transaction ID. The Transaction ID is necessary for the future correspondence.

LIST OF PARTICPATING BANKS:

|Zenith Bank Plc |First Bank Plc |GT Bank |Plc Access Bank |Unity Bank Plc |Union Bank Plc |NIPOST Skye Bank Plc |Eco Bank Plc |Sterling Bank Plc |Jaiz Bank Plc |Fidelity Bank Plc |Heritage Bank Plc

Presence at Centres: 

  • Collect Cash payments where applicable
  • Facilitate POS Payments
  • Provide Evidence of Payments
  • Collection of Centre Service Fees
  • Payment to TSA
  • Generate Report on Transactions
  • Help candidates to register

 

Collection of CD, Book and Jamb slip Candidate will make cash or card payment.

JAMB Prices Schedule:

1. JAMB Form payment N5,000

2. CBT Centre service fee N700

3. JAMB Mandatory Textbook N500 CANDIDATE PAYMENTS AT CENTRE Candidates can Log-in either on JAMB CBT Centre computer or Mobile App Candidates profile with a list of services appears

Management of JAMB will continue to launch new innovations.

Centres are advised to keep up to date with the website and watch out for announcements.

All Centres are to ensure they have valid eMail addresses.

 

NEW INNOVATIONS EXPANSION OF CBT CENTRE SERVICES

Currently trial testing Regularisation and other services that will be expended to CBT Centres.

Mock examinations.

Involvement of Digital Bridge to turn CBT centres to IEI Certificate-awarding.

Click the link below to see in details;

CBT_CENTRE_MEETING

 

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