JAMB introduces 8 Keys CBT exam, Says no going back
29, 2017, Reports says that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB
was going to stop the computer based testing, CBT mode of conducting the
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
computer literacy level of candidates across the nation.
the use of 8 keys without a mouse
the CBT mode, describing it as misrepresentative while also reaffirming its
determination to carry on all its examinations using the mode.
statement issued in Abuja, on Thursday, March 30, that the headline: ‘JAMB dumps CBT, adopts eight keys’, was misleading and capable of triggering
fear, misrepresentation and confusion in the minds of Nigerians principally the
candidates preparing to take the 2017 UTME.
meeting, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, restated the determination
of JAMB to continue to innovate on policies that will ease the phobia for CBT,
one of which is the introduction of the use of 8 keys without a mouse and
nowhere was the issue of dumping CBT contemplated.”
mode for the forthcoming UTME.
make the CBT mode friendly.
option A in response to questions
this year UTME will spend two hours instead of the contemporary three hours to sit
for the exam.
registered for the examination which is to take place on May 20.
for the examination. Many complains about invalid ePINs.
experienced by candidates was due to the rate at which candidates buys ePINS
without first creating their profile, and providing incorrect email address at
the bank teller and unexpected technical issues in the PIN vending system.