In a bid to familiarized students of the use of Computer Base Test (CBT). The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), has organised a sensitisation programme on the use of Computer Based Test (CBT) with the final year students in senior secondary schools in the country in preparation for the 2014/2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Teachers were also taught the effective use of Biometrics Verified Machine (BVM) that would be used during the examination period.
Liveschoolnews.com.ng gathered that the exercise was held throughout the country.
On Thursday, delegates from JAMB headquarters in Abuja, joined staff in Ibadan to intimate Oyo State senior secondary school (SS3) students on the use of CBT system in forthcoming UTME.
While addressing the students on the occasion, the Oyo State Zonal Coordinator of the Board, Mrs Bola Elushade reiterated the decision of the Board to phase out the Pencil Paper Test (PPT) method and substitute it with e-testing, the latest global acceptable test method, in Nigeria.
According to her, “this informed the board, under the leadership of Professor Dibu Ojerinde, to organise an advocacy programme for students and teachers in the country on CBT and the effective use of BVMs in the centres.
“There is need for the board to invite the students for a trial test on CBT to correct their wrong impression about the CBT. The introduction of CBT will go a long way to meet the demand of candidates and their parents as regard the prompt release of their children results. CBT will correct all forms of unwanted examination malpractices.
“In Oyo State, about 200 students were invited from different public and private schools in the state for the trial test. We expect all the students who came for the CBT sensitisation to tell their colleagues about the advantages of CBT,” she said.
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