Thursday, 12 February 2015
1.4 million students set to write 2015 JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday said that no fewer than 1.4 million candidates nationwide would write the 2015 All Computer Base Test (CBT) on March 4.
Mr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Public Relations Officer, told NAN in Lagos that the board would be migrating all to computer-based mode of examination for the first time.
The Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, had in the last few years, sensitised secondary schools students on the computer-base mode of test effective from 2015.
NAN reports that prior to this time, candidates have been writing either of the CBT as the Paper Pencil Test (PPT) or the Dual Based Test (DBT) mode of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
According to Benjamin, JAMB is impressed with the number of candidates that have registered for the March examination. “I want to say that we are expecting no fewer than 1.4 million candidates that will be attempting the examination in all computer-based mode of examination, commencing from this year.
“We are also happy to announce that we also have enough centres that will match the number of candidates that will be writing the examination.
“We have gone round to all the centres to assess the level of preparedness of the centres we intend to use for the examination and that they have all met the standard.
“I can assure that JAMB is fully ready for take-off of the examination as all logistics to ensure a successful outcome of the examination are fully on ground.
“We urge candidates to be fully prepared, avail themselves of the opportunity of practising with the computer on their own.
“There is nothing strange about writing the examination through this mode and their normal telephone usage,” Benjamin said.
He urged public spirited individuals and corporate organisations to invest in CBT by way of building and equipping more centres.