The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde has announced that with the advent of modern technology, the board will conduct an E-testing approach in the year 2013 to enable candidates acquire intactfulness in subsequent examinations.
According to Ojerinde, the process would ginger students on the use of computers and other internet facilities, and adding that the innovation will reduce academic hazards confronted by candidates, just as he said the rampant cases of examinations malpractices would also be permanently eradicated.
The Registrar made the disclosure yesterday, in Makurdi at the Third (3rd) Combined Technical Committee Meeting on admissions to second choice, most preferred Degree, National Diloma (ND), Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) and National Inovation Diploma (NID)- awarding institutions, which was held at the Benue state University, Makurdi.
“Jamb is conducting E-testing in 2013 and there are a number of ways of conducting E-testing. One of them is by computer base and another by internet, and as far as we are concerned we want to use the computer base testing approach. And once a student can operate handset, certainly he or she can operate computer base approach. We are making it as easy as that and we have done a survey in the country, about 76% of persons that we interviewed agreed with the e-testing.” Ojerinde said.
He further revealed that JAMB has stipulated guidelines for second choice and most preferred institutions of candidates which he said would be a sixty/forty (60:40) ratio for science and arts and seventy/thirty (70:30) for technology and non-technology courses. He reminded that all federal institutions would benefit the ratio of forty/thirty-five/twenty (45:35:20) for merit, catchment and educationally less developed states which, according to him, was still going to be implemented.
Benue state Governor Gabriel Suswam, in his speech commended JAMB for the adoption of the modern technology approach and said that the development would do away with the rampant cases of examinations malpractices in the state and country, and appealed to JAMB and the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to increase admissions quarter of the Benue State University from 3,000 to 5,000 per session.
State Commissioner for Education Dr. Elizabeth Ugo said that JAMB has done excessively well in the conduct of admissions but added that more was needed to be done to permanently eradicate miracle examinations centres in the country.
JAMB Set To Conduct E-Testing In 2013 – Registrar