Computer Based Test Center Proprietors Association of Nigeria (CPAN) has urged Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) to consider reviewing the N600 being paid per candidate to each CBT owner.
CPAN president, Maxwell Akwuruoha made the appeal in Abuja at an event to mark its first National Symposium over the weekend.
While commending JAMB for using biometric technology in the conduct of its examinations which is key to curbing examination impersonations and double registrations, Akwuruoha said the N600 is poor considering the facilities being put in place by the centers.
“N600 for the past 6 years, forex has happened within these years, we are not here to criticize the economy but almost 95 percent of everything needed to set up a CBT center is imported then over these six years all these factors happened, it is only fair that the N600 should be reviewed.”
He also stressed that there should be a review of JAMB recruitment process of the adhoc staff. “Our concern does not go with the hard working JAMB staff that have been working with CPAN in ensuring success, what we are saying is that where the hands of over 6000 persons will be needed, there should be an open recruitment exercise, there should be a review of recruitment process that brings about adhoc staff,” he said.
Akwuruoha further added that the symposium was aimed at diversifying activities of CBT centers and also to laud the efforts of National Identity Management (NIM) and add their voices to say that NIM database is the most reliable in dealing with issues of impersonations.
On his part, General Manager, Information Technology/Identity Database, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Chuks Onyepunuka said that a robust system is going on in order to capture legal residence of Nigerians.