The Registrar/Chief Executive of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, has said there is no going back on the use of Computer Based Test, CBT, by JAMB’s candidates with effect from next year.
The registrar, who was answering questions from journalists in Minna, Niger State, yesterday, said the board had been sensitising all stakeholders since 2007 on going digital, saying students concerned and government were already aware of the move and thus, the pronouncement could not be new to them.
He said even with the epileptic power supply in the country, the new policy could not be faulted because power supply could not hinder the implementation of the policy.
He said: “Power is not a problem. If you want to take part in this process, you must have all the facilities including adequate power supply. You must have an inverter.”
Ojerinde, who was in Minna for the second technical committee meeting on 2014/2015 admission to degree, Nigeria Certificate in Education, NCE, and National Diploma, ND, and awarding institutions said 617,000 candidates sat for CBT while many others opted for the paper and pencil test, adding that with effect from next year, the examination would go full blown CBT.
He called on the state government to build and operate computer centres in at least the three senatorial districts of the state for use by candidates.
Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, who was represented by Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Danladi Abdulhameed, commended the registrar for his consistency in initiating efforts aimed at curbing examination malpractices, improving processes of examination administration and overall development of the educational sector.
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