JAMB Deploys Anti-guess Software For 2016 UTME

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has acquired a software that reduces the tendency for students to guess accurately during examination.

Speaking exclusively to schoolwatch.com.ng, JAMB’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin said the purpose of the software is to reduces the percentage of guessing.The tendency for students to guess and guess right is minimal with this software.”

Candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME who are experts in guessing answers to questions during examinations, should better study hard to have a mastery of their subjects.

Benjamin’s words; ‘’Technically, what we were using before to test students was what we called Classical Test Theory, but now we have adopted what we call Item Response Theory. The difference is that the Item Response Theory reduces the percentage of guessing.The tendency for students to guess and guess right is minimal with this software.” With the introduction of CBT and the software in place, Fabian maintained that it will be difficult for candidates to engage in examination malpractice.

Meanwhile, over 1.5million UTME candidates, according to Fabian have registered for the examination slated to commence on Saturday.

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