JAMB to build computer-based centres across Nigeria – Mark

As part of its efforts to curb the several headaches associated with the conduct of examinations into tertiary institutions, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is set to fast track the building of Computer based testing centres across the country.

One of the new centres is to be built in Otukpo, Benue State in order to complement the one already constructed in Makurdi, to carter for the North Central zone .

Senate President Senator David Mark made this known at the weekend when he said that JAMB registrar, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde has graciously approved the construction of the computer based testing centre for Otukpo and its environs.

Senator Mark, while addressing Golfers who participated in the 4th edition of Late Mrs. Odusola Ojerinde’s memorial Golf tournament at Otukpo Golf and Country Club in Benue State, stated that the centre when completed, will be a centre for Information technology to ease the stress students go through while taking JAMB examinations.

Mark noted that the Otukpo Golf and country club has since January, 2013 expended over N40 million on various golfing competition even as he renewed his determination to promote the game of Golf, “I have decided to develop Golf in the country and it is receiving impressive attention. I want to encourage other well-meaning Nigerians to identify and develop other sports,” he said in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh.

Mark, while commending the young golfers who took part in the just concluded international competition between the Otukpo Golf Club and Tema Golf club of Ghana, said that in the nearest future, Nigeria will become a Golf nation.

The Senate president hailed the sponsor and husband of the late Mrs. Odusola Ojerinde memorial Golf tournament, Professor Dibu Ojerinde for his nationalistic gesture at bringing the annual memorial tournament to Benue, saying that the memory of his late wife will linger on.

In his remark, JAMB Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde thanked the President of the Senate for the opportunity to host the memorial tournament in Otukpo, while also promising to make significant improvement in future tournaments.

Source: Daily Post

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