How Much Does JAMB Pay CBT Centres? (Current Price Update 2024)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) pay CBT centres for their role in facilitating the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The payment is for the use of their facilities, equipment, and services during the examination period. 

With that being said, let’s look at the recent updates on the compensation JAMB offers to CBT centres and delve into the full meaning of CBT centres and their requirements.

Compensation to CBT Centres: How Much Does JAMB Pay CBT Centres

Before now, JAMB pays N600 to CBT centres for each candidate’s registration. This means that if a CBT centre registers 500 students, they would receive a total of N300,000. 

Recently, JAMB has approved that its accredited CBT centres should increase the service charge per candidate from N1,400 to N2,000 this means extra income for Jamb CBT centres.

 What is the Full Meaning of CBT Centre?

CBT stands for Computer-Based Test. It refers to a modern testing method where candidates take exams electronically using computers. This method is widely used by JAMB for the UTME to ensure a fair, reliable, and efficient assessment of candidates’ knowledge and skills.

Requirements For JAMB Center

To become an accredited JAMB CBT centre, there are specific requirements that must be met. These include:

  • A minimum of 250 functional computer systems with a 10% backup.
  • Individual cubicles with a minimum length of 26 inches, breadth of 18 inches, and height of 18 inches.
  • A robust computer server with the capacity to carry 250 systems concurrently.
  • All systems must be linked together on a Cable Local Area Network (LAN).
  • Adequate security, a minimum of five (5) technical personnel, and one network engineer.
  • Back-up power supply (generating set and UPS/inverters) capable of carrying all systems for a minimum of two (2) hours.
  • Internal toilets, adequate fencing, and a holding room or reception facility.
  • Adequate and functional air-conditioners and lighting.
  • Up-to-date Antivirus and virus-free systems.
  • IP Camera (CCTV) for monitoring.

These requirements ensure that the CBT centres are well-equipped to handle the demands of the UTME and provide a conducive environment for the candidates.

Is Post UTME CBT Based?

Yes, the Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Post UTME) is generally CBT-based. Most tertiary institutions in Nigeria have adopted the CBT format for their post-UTME screenings to ensure a fair and efficient assessment of candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I register for JAMB at any CBT Centre

Yes, you can register for JAMB at any accredited CBT centre that offers registration services.

How do I know if a CBT centre is accredited by JAMB?

Accredited CBT centres are listed on the official JAMB website. You can also contact JAMB directly for confirmation.

What should I bring to the CBT centre for registration?

You should bring a valid ID, your O’Level results, and the JAMB registration PIN you obtained from authorized banks or online payment platforms.

Are there special accommodations for candidates with disabilities at CBT centres?

Yes, JAMB requires CBT centres to provide necessary accommodations for candidates with disabilities to ensure equal access to the examination.

Conclusion

Going through all that is written above you’ll agree that understanding how JAMB CBT centres operate and what is required of them can make your JAMB experience much smoother. 

Always remember to choose accredited JAMB centres and prepare adequately for registration, and you will be just fine.

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