The electronic testing (e-Testing) by the Joint Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) for the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UMTE) drew criticism due to the woeful performance recorded by candidates in the last examination.
The House of Representatives has summoned JAMB Registrar Prof. Dibu Ojerinde to explain the circumstances behind the mass failure.
Ojerinde said In June 2012 that “the board shall be commencing e-testing in the 2013 UTME for candidates because this is what is obtained everywhere in the world”.
A member of the House Committee on Eduction, Kehinde Adeneye (ACN, Ogun) said though e-testing was a welcome development but that the challenges are too enormous for JAMB to accomplish at this period because of the fundamental issues associated with the scheme.
According to the lawmaker, the level of computer literacy and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country would not allow full achievement of the objectives.
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