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Candidates laud CBT, Ojerinde on innovation


ff94bc064d8f4063489ba5acc0078bc7CANDIDATES who sat for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Computer-Based Test (CBT) for the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Tuesday commended the board’s registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, for introducing the CBT mode of examination for all candidates.

Before now, it had been the CBT, Paper Pencil Test (PPT) or the Dual-Based Test (DBT. The Guardian discovered at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre of University of Lagos, one of the accredited centres for the examination, that the migration to all computer-based exams is certain to eradicate malpractices and restore sanity in exam halls.

According to a candidate, Enyinnaya Precious, “this is the best thing that has ever happened in Nigeria’s education sector. It is easy to use and very efficient; I have not had any issue.”

Another candidate, Olajide Agunbiade, described the mode as very good.

“It is far easier and better than PPT, just click on the questions as itemized, read through and click your choice in the option and then proceed to the next question. The issue of missing scripts or mishandling of scripts does not arise.”

For Garuba Aminat, the change to computer-based test is excellent, as it enables them to carry out the exercise quietly and without distraction. Even a candidate, Quadri Ogunlana, who was spotted having problem with accessing his questions was attended to immediately and he was at peace.

And for the Principal Technologist at the centre, Jonathan Ogungbe, if Nigeria wants to move forward, this is the way to go.

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