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Saturday, 6 October 2012

JAMB Introduced Computer Based Test (CBT), PPT and DBT in The 2013/2014 UTME?


Once every year, thousands and thousands of students took part in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to gain admission into Nigerian Universities, Polytechnic and College of Education.

The huge number of candidates who bought the form coupled with other logistic problems makes conducting the jamb examination a big challenge for the examination officials and the candidates. Most of the problems that spurt up include. Insufficient materials that later lead to missing results and script.

But to solve this issue, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde announced on the 3rd October 2012, that three(3) options would be introduced for the 2013/2014 JAMB/UTME. They are:

1.) Paper and Pencil Testing (PPT),
2.) Dibu Based Test (DBT), where questions would be presented on computers and answers would be on paper.
3.) Computer Based Testing (CBT) where both questions and answers would be done on computer.

About the second option, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde called the test after his own name. Probably he want his name to live after him. Who doesn’t?
Prof. Dibu Ojerinde stated that candidates are allowed to choose one of the three options in the 2013/2014 UTME
Prof. Dibu Ojerinde said candidates who chose the CBT option would get their scores a few minutes after writing the examination on their mobile cell phones.
Quoting Prof. Dibu Ojerinde he told DailyTimes
“The internet age has come to stay with us hence as actors in the new age, you cannot afford to stay on the fence, you must be prepared to join the train or else you are left behind,”

JAMB is trying to be on target, so to say. But the main question is; are they (JAMB) prepared to conduct Computer Based Tests for the thousands and thousands of students who might opt for the new methods in the next Jamb 2013/2014 Exam?
According to the files, a total number of 1,503,931 candidates sat for the UTME in the 2012/2013 JAMB/UTME exam. Though the exams were all Paper and Pencil Testing, the record shows they encounter too many obstacles.

Will JAMB able to conduct a flawless computer based examination for her candidates? Most states don’t have the capacity to provide computers that will carter for the entire candidates assuming they opt for the CBT.
Will keep you update on all the latest news concerning 2013 UTME.

Expy Multimedia advice is that all the candidates who will be writing the JAMB 2013/2014 Exam should thread carefully, because lots of people will encounter problems, since this is the first time CBT and DBT is introduce.
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