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JAMB To Introduce Computer-Based Testing In 2013

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Registrar and Chief Executive of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, has said that the board will introduce Computer-Based-Testing for candidates in its matriculation examination in 2013.

He stated that the innovation would commence on a transitional scale, accommodating between 150,000 and 250,000 candidates in the first experiment in 2013.

He spoke during the inauguration of the board’s new zonal office in Ilorin, Kwara State, last Tuesday.

Ojerinde said the board was hopeful of converting the Computer-Based Testing for all candidates in 2015.

He stated that the advantages of the innovation are too numerous. According to him,  most importantly, it will improve the board’s service delivery; reduce incidences of breaches of examination security and make Nigeria operate global best practices.

“We have identified some testing centres for the 2013 transitional experiment all over the federation, including Kwara State. But these are inadequate for the envisaged full blown exercise in 2015.

“Therefore, we urge the Kwara State Government, other state governments, private investors and stakeholders alike to buy into the building of computer-based centres.

“I assure all those who embrace this of patronage not only by JAMB but also of other examination bodies who would sooner than later join the board in conducting public examinations using the CBT,” Ojerinde said.

He stated that the CBT was the future  trend, adding that Nigeria could not be left behind in ensuring that global best practices are achieved.


Source: Punch Online

October 17, 2012 |

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