Jamb have officially announced that the jamb 2015 examination will all be computer base test examination, which means that the paper and pencil examination test will be dead after the 2014 utme examination that will hold on 12th April/ 17 May 2014.
MyeduNigeria gathered that Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has conducted a trial computer based examinations for about 100 selected secondary school students from 10 local government areas of Bauchi State.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the trial examinations that took place at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, the Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of JAMB, Usman Sabo Zage, said 89 out of the 100 students expected to take part in the examinations registered their presence at the venue.
He said the event was organised by JAMB to alert both parents and students that the 2014 UME examination was scheduled to take place on April 12, 2014.
“The trial examination was conducted successfully. The board will now give priority to computer based tests because by 2015 all exams will be computerised,” he said.
Also from TribuneNigeria, in preparation for the jamb 2015 by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), the board has organised a sensitisation programme on the use of Computer Based Test (CBT) with the final year students in senior secondary schools in the country.
Teachers were also taught the effective use of Biometrics Verified Machine (BVM) that would be used during the examination period. Nigerian Tribune gathered that the exercise was held throughout the country.
On Thursday, delegates from JAMB headquarters in Abuja, joined staff in Ibadan to intimate Oyo State senior secondary school (SS3) students on the use of CBT system in forthcoming UTME.
While addressing the students on the occasion, the Oyo State Zonal Coordinator of the Board, Mrs Bola Elushade reiterated the decision of the Board to phase out the Pencil Paper Test (PPT) method and substitute it with e-testing, the latest global acceptable test method, in Nigeria.
According to her, “this informed the board, under the leadership of Professor Dibu Ojerinde, to organise an advocacy programme for students and teachers in the country on jamb 2015 CBT and the effective use of BVMs in the centres.
“There is need for the board to invite the students for a trial test on CBT to correct their wrong impression about the CBT. The introduction of CBT will go a long way to meet the demand of candidates and their parents as regard the prompt release of their children results. CBT will correct all forms of unwanted examination malpractices.
“In Oyo State, about 200 students were invited from different public and private schools in the state for the trial test. We expect all the students who came for the CBT sensitisation to tell their colleagues about the advantages of CBT,” she said.
Source: Tribune Nigeria