According to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Management board, had on Thursday in Kaduna said only 15 per cent of candidates sitting for its examinations in 2013 would use the Computer Based Test.JAMB‘s Registrar, Professor Dibu released this statement in Kaduna during a campaign to promote the newly introduced method of the JAMB 2013 examination.
The campaign was conducted at the following places mentioned below.
1. State Ministry for Education,
2. Kaduna State University,
3. Kaduna Polytechnic,
4. National Board for Technical Education (NBTE)
5. The National Teachers’ Institute.
Professor Dibu also pointed out that the sensitisation campaign was to help educate candidates sitting for the JAMB 2013 Examination.
He also said that the Campaign was designed to educate candidates sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), on how to use the computer.
The JAMB registrar also said that the computer based test would only become compulsory for all candidates in year 2015.
Professor Ojerinde said that the programme was designed to migrate candidates from the use of paper and pencil in JAMB examinations to full usage of computers.
He also said that this Would also guarantee faster release of JAMB Results.
The Professor also went further to assure candidates who sat for the examinations using the new method will receive their results 30 minutes after the 2013 JAMB UTME examination.
The jamb registrar also added that it would also eliminate cases of incomplete results or result blackout.
He said that this Method will ensure prompt delivery of raw scores and will also help in checking examination malpractice.
Meanwhile, the JAMB officials had earlier visited Lagos state and Rivers State for the campaign during which leaflets and other educational materials were distributed and shared with Students.
While at the state university, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Qurix said the institution, which serves as venue for UTME, was fully ready for the commencement of the computer based test.
And On its part, the NBTE Executive Secretary, Dr Mas’ud Kazaure, said the board would ensure that all polytechnics and technical institutions under it are equipped with relevant facilities for the JAMB 2013 CBT.