We have NOT abolished computer-based test, says JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not abolished the computer-based test mode.
Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday said the CBT will be used for the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
JAMB said the newly introduced “eight keys” was “intended to make the navigation of the examination easy and friendly for first time user of a computer or any electronic device was restated”.
“In our attempt to make CBT friendly, JAMB introduced the use of 8 keys without a mouse. This, we have explained to Nigerians, and all stakeholders at the just-concluded strategic planning Retreat on “Supervision and Evaluation of the conduct of the 2017 UTME” in Kaduna, where we had the privilege of having over a 100 distinguished scholars from the academia, civil society and other critical stakeholders.
“At the meeting, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, restated the determination of JAMB to continue to innovate on policies that will ease the phobia for CBT, one of which is the introduction of the use of 8 keys without a mouse and nowhere was the issue of dumping CBT contemplated.”
The examination body said a report suggesting that it had abolished the CBT was misleading and false.
“On what platform will the 8 keys be?” Benjamin asked.
“In view of this, we call on all Nigerians to disregard this misleading report and to appeal to the Newspapers to desist from this inglorious attitude of allowing its beautiful medium to be used for the subversion of developmental strides of JAMB.”