JAMB Dumps Computer Based Test (CBT), Claims Many Jambites Are Not Computer Literate
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said it’s body has resolve to drop Computer Based Test, CBT, for UTME due to low computer literacy level of candidates.
According to reports, the board also stated it has partnered with a private institute to set up dedicated UTME centres for visually impaired candidates in Abuja, Lagos and Kano in 2018.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, was said to have disclosed in Kaduna on Wednesday, that the board would not revert to the old paper and pencil mode, but an eight-keys device.
According to him, “From the general feedback on the adoption of the Computer Based Test mode, we have noted the challenge of computer low level literacy of some candidates, especially with the phobia for the mouse. This has been responsible partly for the call by some people for reversal to the Paper and Pencil Test mode.
“In order to ensure equity and level playground for all candidates taking Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the Board has designed a system that will allow candidates use only eight keys without the use of mouse.
“All the candidates need to do is to press the letters A,B,C,D for responses to questions and keys: P, N, S and R representing; previous question, next question, submit and reverse, respectively.”