Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has assured that the conduct of the 2019 examination will be better.
He also announced that registration for the exams would commence before the end of November, urging prospective candidates to visit the board’s website, download JAMB app, syllabus and brochures.
He said these during an interactive session with CTB owners from across the country.
The parley held at Yaba College of Technology on Wednesday.
Oloyede said: “We have learnt some lessons from the last year’s experience and therefore introduced some measures that will further add to the integrity of the registration process and the conduct of the examination.
“Four example, we discovered last year and this year that some electronic devices such as Pens, wrist watches, were used to perpetrate exam malpractices.
“We are also going to introduce some detective devices to ensure that those who plan to cheat inside the examination halls are frustrated.
“We willl not rest ourselves. As they are planning, we are also planning not allow them to play any old tricks. We know they will come up with new tricks but we will outwit them”/
Oloyede disclosed that the 71 CBT centers found to be culpable during the last exercise were either suspended or banned, with the board prosecuting some albeit with grievous offences.
Oloyede said the board would henceforth install electric jammers and lens detectors at every CBT to neutralise gadgets candidates may have sneaked into the hall.
He said the board has already registered 617 CBT Centers nationwide, noting that the board is still considering about 50 pending applications.
Oloyede added that each centre will be equipped with 250 computers with additional 25 as back ups.