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Business Plan: JAMB CBT Centre Requirements – Costs, and How to Become One

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) will soon commence the JAMB registration and examination, and you can start receiving students, but you must meet JAMB requirements.

    Last year, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede gathered more than 600 Computer Based Testing (CBT) accredited owners to University of Lagos, UNILAG.

    This article or publication is mainly for those that wants to open a business Cyber cafe platform for JAMB UTME registration and examination.

    And it is mainly for those that already own any Computer Cyber Cafe, you must look authoritative and commendable. Lets look into different segments of opening a CBT centre.

    How much does JAMB Pay CBT Centers?

    JAMB has successfully outlined the requirements for Cyber cafe, who is interested to start their own business and partner with them.

    JAMB pays N600 to CBT centers per one candidate or students registration. That means, if a CBT center registers a total amount of 500 students, they will receive N300,000 in total.

    In 2018, JAMB board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said this in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.

    “We have just paid over N1 billion to all owners of CBT centres used in the conduct of our 2018 UTME. Centres owners that gave us quality service during our examination have all been commended for a job well done and we have reciprocated by effecting payments.”

    Business plan for JAMB CBT Centre

    It is an amazing business plan for CBT Centre, if you want to make money from JAMB, you must quickly learn how to set up your own Computer Cyber Cafe.

    For business, if you register one students, you will N600. Ten students will give you N6000, 100 students will give you N60000 and 1000 students, will give you N600,000.

    jamb center for registration
    Picture of a typical CBT Centre Prototype.

    Cost of setting up a JAMB CBT center

    The cost of setting up a JAMB CBT center in Nigeria isn’t simple, and it is not economically priced. Anyways, it is quite pricey and expensive.

    But it will be more simple, and cheaper, if you already have an accredited and authoritative Cyber Cafe, which is bigger to carry up to 250 systems at once.

    Lets hear the official interview with Obi Ijeoma Precious, the centre administrator of International College, Ibefu centre, in Ogun State:

    ”Our centre is the best in Ogun State. From the result of the assessment, we came out the best. We have 515 computers. ‘We have strong servers in two centres. Both centres have 254 computers each and we have 3KVA server, one for each of the centres and one as a back up server.

    “We have a generator dedicated to one of the centres. In the college, we have three big generators and one designated to the centre. We spent above N100 million in setting up the centre. As an international college, our school does not engage in examination malpractice.” Mr. Duru Emeka, representing Chief Communication Limited in Abia State, noted that his centre had been used twice for UTME, adding, “this is the third time and we are prepared. Our centre was a choice because we met the required standard.

    “We have 250 capacity hall with back up of 25, a big generator with air-conditioners. All the systems are connected to the network. We have CCTV cameras installed in the halls.I am looking forward to a more organized exam as JAMB has taken time to correct things that were not in place.”

    How to become JAMB Registration Centre?

    The costs of setting up a JAMB CBT centre is a little bit expensive, but you can learn how to become JAMB registration Centre.

    To become JAMB registration centre, you meet all the JAMB CBT Centre requirements, follow the below illustration from JAMB official portal:

    JAMB CBT Centre Requirements

    You can download the .PDF format from the official website of JAMB HERE. If you can’t download the app, then here is the comprehensive text and image:

    *. 250 functional Desktop Computer systems or laptops with 10% (i.e 25) backups.

    *. Provision of individual cubicle with minimum length of 26 inches, breadth of 18 inches and height of 18 inches and appropriate seat for each system.

    *. Minimum 15 inches flat screen Computer monitor for desktop or 17 inches for laptop.

    *. The computer systems must be connected to a robust computer server with a capacity to carry 250 systems concurrently.

    *. All the computer systems must be linked together on Cable Local Area Network topology (LAN). (Wireless Computer connection is not allowed).

    *. Adequate security and minimum of five (5) technical personnel and one network engineer

    *. Availability of back-up power supply (power generating set of minimum 40kva for a centre with 250 systems; 60 kva for 350 systems and 100kva for above 350 systems) and UPS/inverters that can carry all systems for a minimum of two (2) hours.

    jamb cbt cubicle size
    jamb cbt cubicle size

    *. The centre must be adequately fenced.

    *. Provision must be made for a holding room or reception facility e.g canopy with chairs, etc.

    *. The centre must not be in shared premises such as cinema hall, shopping mall, market, etc.

    *. Availability of adequate and functional air-conditioners and lighting.

    *. Provision of up to date Antivirus and all the systems must be virus free.

    *. Minimum of Windows 7 or higher version of windows operating system.

    *. IP Camera (CCTV) is compulsory for all CBT centers (Specification to be given by JAMB).

    You can start earning some good cash just by putting in place every JAMB CBT centre requirements before the end of JAMB examination. Please share this information using the below share buttons.