14 November 2012

Nigeria: CBT - Candidates to Get Results in 30 Mins, Says JAMB

Kaduna — Following the plans to introduce Computer Based Testing (CBT) in next year's Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said candidates would consequently get their result within 30 minutes after the examination.

The Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who made this known in Kaduna, when he led members of the board's management team on an advocacy visit to some tertiary institutions in the state on the proposed CBT, explained that the proposed method was aimed at checking examination malpractices, eliminating cases of incomplete results, as well as ensuring prompt release of results.

The team, which visited the state ministry of education; the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE); the state Polytechnic; the National Teachers' Institute (NTI) and the state University (KASU), assured the hosts that the board and its examination centres would ensure uninterrupted power supply during the conduct of the examination.

Ojerinde said although UTME candidates would have options of Paper, Pencil Test (PPT) and Dual Based Test (computer and paper) next year, the board would begin full blown computer- based testing by 2015.

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