JAMB, Varsity to Partner on Computer-Based Test Sensitisation

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is collaborating with the Caleb University to intensify awareness in secondary schools on the benefits of the Computer-Based Test.

The Coordinator of the board in Lagos, Alhaji Kamaldeen Oladeji, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Friday that the board would carry out the awareness campaign in February.

Oladeji hoped that the collaboration would make students to embrace the new mode of test.

He also said that the collaboration would prepare students for full migration to CBT for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in 2015.

“The e-learning platform for education should be the direction to go; so, all hands must be on deck to sustain this feat.

“We want to crave the indulgence of some professionals such as computer experts and educationists to contribute their quota by building the human capacity that will sustain equipment for learning as well as train children.

“I also want to appeal to journalists to find out from education evaluation bodies such as WAEC, NECO and NABTEB their plans to migrate to e-testing,” he said.

Oladeji told NAN that the e-testing mode had come to stay, adding that the country could not afford to watch, while others would move forward with the use of technology