Following the kick off of JAMB CBT examination on Saturday there are indications that candidates are now reaping some of the benefits CBT. The fact is the moment a candidate finishes his/her examination, his/her result is processed and available. It is however left to JAMB to determine when it would be released. Scanning through Online News media and blog, it seems JAMB has decided to release the result the same day. This is a very good development: the long wait by candidates is over along with the issue of withheld result.
Daily Trust Newspaper report reads:
“Over 36,000 candidates who sat for the maiden edition of the Computer Based Test (CBT) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, received the result of their performance same day.
“Registrar of the board, Professor Dibu Ojerinde who confirmed the number said 56 centres were used to conduct the CBT examination with 296 as the highest score and advised everyone to embrace the newly introduced CBT method as it enable the candidates get their results quickly, reduce cost of conducting the examinations and eliminating malpractices.
“Prof. Ojerinde said the examination was on going until June 1, this year
Online Assessment Centre website reports as follows:
“JAMB has released the CBT version of UTME conducted on Saturday 18th May 2013. According to the Registrar of Jamb, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, the highest score was 296, while two candidates scored 294.
“Candidates that sat for the CBT version of the UTME on Saturday 18th of May 2013, are to receive their results via their mobile phones and e-mail addresses beginning from mid-night.”