According to him, the board is planning to meet with all stakeholders on November 15 and the sale of the registration document will definitely commence before the end of this month.
The JAMB boss added that not less than 617 centres have been accredited nationwide for the exercise.
“We are still considering about 60 more centres as we have their applications waiting for consideration.
“However, a total of 72 centres nationwide have earlier been delisted owing to their involvement in some infractions and they remain delisted.”
On the board’s plan to construct mega CBT centres for its examinations, Mr. Oloyede said: “The mega centre plan is still on, we said that last year.
“But the process of planning will take some time.
“There will be design, there will be contact with private operators, just as there will be advertisements and also due process will be followed,” he said.
He further called for the support of the CBT centre owners in checking anti-examination activities capable of compromising the examination.
“While thanking you for your diligence during the 2017 examination, we want to seize this opportunity to inform you of the flagging off of the 2018 exercise.
“We will like to also assure you that we will make use of the best CBT centres in the coming examination.
“You will be culpable if you do not expose any CBT centre that is doing what is evil because they will attract condemnation from all of us.
“It is on this premise that we are appealing that you assist us in identifying the bad eggs among you and ensuring that they do not participate in our activities,” he said.
He added that during the 2018 UTME examination, the board would include some other requirements for CBT centres.
“We are not going to accept wireless CCTV cameras. Any examination conducted in any CBT centre that we cannot monitor from Abuja will not be paid for.
“The onus is on you to ensure that your CCTV are working and must be on and no CBT centre is allowed to sell any kind of materials under the guise of past questions.
“We will also not tolerate candidates leaving the centre to go out to use the toilet. It is expected that all accredited CBT centres have an in-house convenience,” Mr. Oloyede said.