The House of Representatives yesterday summoned Minister of Education Professor Rukayyatu Rufai over the planned conduct of computer based test for the 2013 unified tertiary matriculation examination by the Joint Admission Matriculation and Examination Board (JAMB).
Adopting a motion on matters of urgent public importance sponsored by Rep. Ali Madaki (PDP,Kano), the House directed the education ministry and JAMB to suspend the computer based test planned for April this year and revert back to the use of old existing centres and the new secondary schools constructed by various arms of government and allow for more time to equip theseschools with necessary infrastructure conduct computer test.
The House also summoned Rukayyatu and the JAMB Registrar to appear before the House committee on education to among other things explain the “reason behind the policy somersault that led to change in takes off of the policy from 2015 to 2013; the law that empowers JAMB to contract out the conduct of examination to private firms? And who are these firms.” In his motion, Rep. Madaki said that JAMB had fixed the year 2015 as the terminal year to end its paper and pencil based examination as stated by the minister Professor Rukayyatu Rufa’i in November 2012 but “JAMBhas now somersaulted and resolves to start computer based test on 27th April 2013.”continue reading
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