NGO commends the Joint Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) for introducing the Computer-Based Test (CBT) to curb examination malpractice in Nigeria.
The African Pride Empowerment Empire, an NGO, on Saturday commended the Joint Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) for introducing the Computer-Based Test (CBT) to check examination malpractice in Nigeria.
The organisation’s president, Mr Godwin Uwagbale, gave the commendation while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of its reach out to students campaign in some schools in Lagos.
Uwagbale said the introduction would to a large extent curb the prennial problem of examination malpractice and advised students to shun it to attain desirable intellectual heights in society.
He said that examination malpractice militated against academic progress as it always made children less intelligent and to display false high grades.
“No developed country in the world can attain any form of advantage through examination malpractice, it is only those without vision that subscribe to it,” he said.
According to Uwagbale, the current JAMB’s CBT is a bold step in curbing examination malpractice.
“I commend JAMB for introducing the CBT to complement the paper-based test which has been an easy prey to malpractice.
“So far, from what we have seen, the computer-based tests centres are not places for malpractice, it is a plus for the board,” he said.
He noted that though there were some challenges in the computer-based exercise, other examination boards should borrow a leaf from JAMB.
Uwagbale urged parents and teachers to discourage their children and students from getting involved in the menace before it destroyed the country’s educational standard.
NAN reports that the reach out programme showcased cultural and educational displays with gifts of books, pencils, biro, art-sets and mathematical sets to students who participated.
Students of More Private School, Joyful Kids School, Debby Term Private School, Brighter Edge School and Samkky Private School participated in the programme. (NAN)