Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is to scrap the Paper Pencil Test in 2015.
The JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. ’Dibu Ojerinde, stated this in an interview with our correspondent on Saturday, after supervising the maiden Computer Based Testing for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Ojerinde, who said he was happy with the outcome of the CBT, added that other forms of examination would be scrapped by 2015.
He said, “We are thinking of 2015. By 2015 registration, we will be asking candidates to go fully into Computer Based Testing but that again depends on availability of centres.
“For now, we have only 70 centres all over the country and this is not sufficient. We are encouraging as many individuals, who can participate in this project to go and build their centres then we will patronise them. But if it has to go beyond it, so be it. We are flexible we want to see how far everybody is able to cope with it.”
Ojerinde said over 227,000 results withheld for lack of Biometric Data Verification had been released to after scrutiny.
He blamed the problems on overzealous supervisors and invigilators.
He said, “We have scrutinised the results and we found out that some of the supervisors were over zealous and some investigators also misbehaved. They did not allow the children to do the biometrics and they allowed them to write examination. For those with genuine cases, we have released their results.
Meanwhile, Uche Okonkwo, who applied to study Physics, said, “The CBT is okay and better than PPT. It is a bit better and preferable. It is user-friendly.”
SOURCE- PUNCH NEWSPAPER