The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), yesterday, disclosed that the Computer-Based Text (CBT) adopted for the forthcoming 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), would guarantee better result and as well save about N5billion for the board.
The Registrar/ Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who made the disclosure at the training for its examination officials in Abuja, said the training was part of JAMB’s preparations for efficient examination delivery.
According to him, “We have tried our best as much as we can because this country deserves the best and all we have been trying to do is the best way that will not be wasteful, that will not make Nigeria inferior to the comity of examination bodies.
“What we are trying to do is to find the most efficient way of conducting our examination. We have invited people from various institutions, various states of the country to join us because JAMB cannot do it alone and what we are doing, we are not asking any contractor to come and do that because we believe that we have the capacity within JAMB. All we have done is to invite some people with the knowhow to come and train us so that we can deliver.”
He stressed that “Instead of spending billion on our examination we can spend million and achieve better result. That is all I have been struggling to do to make sure that instead of collecting N7billion and spending N6.8billion on our examination, we should be able to save at least N5billion from what we collect”.
Oloyede also stated that the CBT which was initiated in 2007 actually started in the University of Ilorin when he was the Vice Chancellor.
“There is no way you will talk about CBT in Nigeria that University of Ilorin will not be mentioned because that was where it started in 2007 and by the grace of God, I was the Vice Chancellor who started it,” he explained.
He affirmed that the mock examination will hold this Saturday, 29th
April, 2017 in 633 CBT centres across the country.