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

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The latest information reaching us here at www.nigeriaschool.com.ng is that the House of Assembly commanded that Jamb should cancel the Computer-Based-Test until they have enough resources to conduct it.
There is probability that Jamb 2013 examination will be just PPT (Paper Pencil Test). You can read the full article below.
/Disclaimer/ This article is originally published on tribune.com.ng and we are republishing it for the benefit of the Jambites.
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The House of Representatives, onTuesday, directed 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, April 27th 2013.
Instead, the lawmakers asked JAMB to revert to its paper and pencil-based examinations, citing inadequate sensitisation and preparation, as well as lack of necessary infrastructure in secondary schools as reasons for arriving at the decision.

To this end, 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.

Article Source: www.tribune.com.ng

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  • I think the step moved by house representative is necessary and ok .the sensitization is not enough for its success

  • Wait…let the REPS come to think of it. Nigerian students can browse the internet with their phones, right? Facebook? Twitter? Myspace? badoo? 2go?all sort…Well, if they can chat and spend time on things like that, they should be able to use the computers for their examination. This is a welcome development that must be given a chance and embracement. I see it as another phase of IT for the Nigerian Youth and out nation at large. Thanks and God bless Nigeria. Dr. Babs write from where?

  • It will be good for the infrastructural for the test to be fully and efficently available before it should be enforced, inorder not to frustrate the suffering candidates. That is why i can say that the House of assembly is right in their proposition.