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2013 JAMB-UTME UPDATE: House of Reps direct JAMB to suspend computer based test!!!

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The latest information reaching us here on is that the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, 5th February 2013 commanded The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to suspend its newly introduced computer-based test (CBT) for the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled for Saturday, 27th April 2013.

The lawmakers asked JAMB to revert to her normal paper and pencil-based examinations, according to the lawmakers, they said Jamb has not made adequate preparation for the examination, as well as lack of necessary infrastructure in secondary schools. quoting from tribune below

The House equally summoned the Minister of Education, Professor Rukayyatu Rufa’i and the Registrar of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, to provide explanations on what it tagged, “policy somersault” in view of the CBT introduced by the board.

The duo are also expected to explain the law through which they derived the powers to contract out the conduct of examinations to private firms.

The House’s resolution was sequel to a motion moved under matters of urgent public importance by Honourable Aliyu Madaki, where he kicked against the development.

The lawmaker in his motion argued that there was no justifiable reason behind the change in take-off of the policy from 2013 to 2015, stating that the firms to which the exercise was contracted to were also yet to be made public.

This mean there might not be computer based test this year??