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JAMB To Stop Paper Exam By 2015, Releases 227,000 Witheld UTME Results

Latest information about JAMB in the news is that The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (Jamb) is to discard the Paper Pencil Test (PPT) in 2015.

This was made know to news men by the JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. ’Dibu Ojerinde, on Saturday, after observing the maiden Computer Based Testing for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

While observing the maiden computer base test UTME exam, Prof. Ojerinde, reveal that he was very exultant with the results of the CBT, added that other forms of examination would be scrapped by 2015.

His words, “We are thinking of 2015. By 2015 registration, we will be asking candidates to go fully into Computer Based Testing but that again depends on availability of centres.

“For now, we have only 70 centres all over the country and this is not sufficient. We are encouraging as many individuals, who can participate in this project to go and build their centres then we will patronise them. But if it has to go beyond it, so be it. We are flexible we want to see how far everybody is able to cope with it.”

Ojerinde also disclosed that, over 227,000 UTME results withheld for lack of Biometric Data Verification had been released after scrutiny.

He said, “We have scrutinised the results and we found out that some of the supervisors were over zealous and some investigators also misbehaved. They did not allow the children to do the biometrics and they allowed them to write examination. For those with genuine cases, we have released their results.

We can only hope JAMB starts preparing for that now and are able to get enough centers by that time.

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