JAMB to Start e-test Next Year

Posted: July 19, 2012 in federal, Uncategorized
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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Odjereinde yeterday, said all is now set to start conducting entrance examinations into Nigerian tertiary institutions on-line.
According to him the board has finalised modalities to ensure candidates wishing to write JAMB this year do so using the e-test. He however added that the e-test will only be an option given to applicants as there would still be the analogue version for those who are not computer literate.
Ojereinde who was in Makurdi as part of the boards rounds of inspection of the conduct of admissions into tertiary institutions, said the advent of the electronic system not only made the examinations easier to access but will also curb the menace of malpractice.
He also informed that the board had carried out an extensive research before concluding on the issue of e-test, which it discovered that Nigeria was ready for the system owing to data derived from the survey that 72% of the nigerian population had basic computer knowledge.
Also commenting on the proposed method of examinations, Governor Suswam, commended the board for the technological advancement, noting that the step will enhance the quality of education in the state as well as curb the prevalent menace of examination malpractice.
Acknowledging the presence of “miracle centres”, where students pay to cheat in examinations, he said the measure will also help in their eradication as such malpractice will not be possible with e-test.
Suswam also opined that owing to the proposed e-test JAMB results will be better respected by universities thus deemphasising the need for aptitude tests as according to him the universities had decided to conduct these test out of their lack of trust in the board organised examinations.

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