The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof . Is – haq Oloyede , has disqualified some centres currently being used for its ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination .
He also announced the examination body ’ s resolve to collaborate with key stakeholders to establish mega centres for the conduct of its examination.
Oloyede announced this at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday , after on – the – spot assessments of some Computer – Based Testing centres where the UTME was being conducted in the city .
He said he was not impressed with the standards of facilities at some of the centres , adding that the Board needed to be more stringent.
According to him , most of the centres currently being used for the examination fell short of the standards .
“ Having gone round 69 centres in Lagos alone , I have disqualified four .
“ In fact , I do not see up to 30 of these centres being up – to – date and meeting our set rules. We will re – assess these centres in order to protect the sanctity of our examination, ’’ the registrar said .
“ The plan currently on ground is to collaborate with my colleague professors and some other key stakeholders on how to create mega centres with a capacity to sit about 1 , 500 candidates at once in a centre .
“ We will encourage those who have what it takes to establish CBT centres to do it.
“ This is because we no longer want to work with some private centre owners , ’’ he added .