Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media of the board made this known at a one-day capacity building workshop organized by the National Examination Council (NECO) for education correspondents in Keffi on Friday.
Benjamin, who spoke on the topic: “Understanding Reporting in the 21st Century”, said the development would be facilitated through a partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
According to him, experience has shown that malpractice in the conduct of public examination, especially the UTME, actually begins with the registration exercise.
“Four days ago, we cancelled the results of four candidates because of examination malpractices we discovered after the examination, so this process of Jamb National Identity Management Number (NIM) will really help to reduce examination malpratice, multiple registration and biometric challenges, he said the board had planned to ensure that by 2020 the issues of biometric problems in the course of registration would be over.
He said that the registration of candidates would now take 30 days instead of a longer period to contain the chances of fraudsters’ strategies to circumvent the process.
“The board is on top of the situation as it has the determination and technology in place to forestall attempts at compromising the registration process.
“An intrinsic part of the strategies adopted by the board is ensuring that its registration period is kept very short.”
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