Abuja - The Nigerian Communications
Commission (NCC) has built and donated four Computer Based Tests centres to the
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
This is to ensure smooth facilitation of the examinations.
Acting Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar
Danbatta, confirmed the donation when JAMB officials paid him a courtesy visit
The four centres are located in Kano, Niger, Bayelsa and
The centres are equipped with computers, printers, other
accessories and internet connectivity.
Danbatta said facilities were in line with international best practices.
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“We have a minimum standard that we maintain for all our projects and there is no
exception. Standards are necessary for projects to be appreciated,” Danbatta
He noted NCC was providing equipment for tertiary
institutions through Advance Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary
ADAPTI is aimed at bridging digital divide in tertiary
institutions through the provision of computers and other ICT facilities to
equip the lecturers and other experts in order to improve their ICT skills.
Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, meanwhile
appreciated NCC's gesture.
He said JAMB now has over 500 of CBT centres across the
“These centres are now being used for registration by
potential candidates for the next Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination
(UTME) instead of cyber cafes,” Ojerinde said.
- CAJ News