To be approved as a fresh Computer-Based Test centre to participate in the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, such a centre must be fitted solely with laptops having a minimum of 14 inch monitor before securing necessary approval.
This new requirement is made public by JAMB in its newsletter, JAMBulletin issued on Monday.
The board said other additional minimum requirements would be known subsequently.
It explained that the announcement was made to put prospective CBT applicants on notice as no CBT centre applicant with desktop computers would be approved any longer.
JAMB said the new condition became necessary on account of reported cases of power challenges in a few centres.
The measure, it said was to ensure the no centre failed as a result of power outage in the future.
In the same vein, the board enjoined both new and old centres to acquire alternative power sources like inverters and solar rather than depending solely on generators.
The board assured the general public that it would not relent in its quest to continue to devise ways of addressing challenges inhibiting the smooth conduct of its examination.
The board, therefore, restated its commitment to safeguard the integrity of all its operational processes and urged all its service providers who not ready to conform to look elsewhere.