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Exams board seeks support for computer based centres

16 September 2014, 08:57

Lagos - The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has solicited for the assistance of corporate organisations and individuals to build computer-based examination centres across the country.

The agency, which responsible for conducting examinations into tertiary institutions in the country, earlier in the year said it was working towards replacing its papers examination model with the computer-based model.

The agency hopes to establish such centres in as many locations as possible to enable candidates have easy access to the centres.

As part of preparations for the 2015 University entrance which its hopes to conduct mostly using computer-based centres, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, called on corporate organisations and Nigerians to partner with the board in ensuring that enough centres were established for the exams.

Also Read:JAMB insists on computer-based UTME

Ojerinde made the call  at the second Technical Committee Meeting on 2014/2015 Admissions to Degree, Nigeria Certificate in Education and National Diploma and Awarding Institutions held in Minna.

He said the board would ensure that  CBT centres were in place so that candidates would be accommodated in the 2015 UTME.

Prof Ojerinde said that the centres would go a long way to solve a lot of problems associated with the examination.

He explained that the agency’s examinations would consist essentially of Computer Based Test in the 2015/2016 UTME and urged the Niger State government to at least  build and operate computer centres in three Senatorial Districts for the candidates.

“Our latest investigation shows that the Niger State College of Education, Minna, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai and the Niger State Polytechnic, Zungeru, are state institutions that can be equipped for this purpose,” Ojerinde said.

- CAJ News

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