Jamb 2013/2014 computer Base Test Suspended

News Culled from http://allafrica.com/stories/201302060874.html

The House of Representatives yesterday summoned Minister of EducationProfessor Rukayyatu Rufai over the planned conduct of computer based test for the 2013 unified tertiary matriculation examination by the Joint Admission Matriculation and Examination Board (JAMB).

Adopting a motion on matters of urgent public importance sponsored by Rep. Ali Madaki (PDP, Kano), the House directed the education ministry and JAMB to suspend the computer based test planned for April this year and revert back to the use of old existing centres and the new secondary schools constructed by various arms of government and allow for more time to equip these schools with necessary infrastructure conduct computer test.

The House also summoned Rukayyatu and the JAMB Registrar to appear before the House committee on education to among other things explain the “reason behind the policy somersault that led to change in takes off ofthe policy from 2015 to 2013; the law that empowers JAMB to contract out the conduct of examination to private firms?

And who are these firms.” In his motion, Rep. Madaki said that JAMB had fixed the year 2015 as the terminal year to end its paper and pencil based examination as stated by the minister Professor Rukayyatu Rufa’i in November 2012 but “JAMB has now somersaulted and resolves to start computer based test on 27th April2013.”

He argued that “the vexed question is how many secondary schools are equipped with computers. Alarmed there is no clear cut modus operandi for the computer based test method because JAMB itself lacks the competence and facilities to conduct the examinations, hence JAMB has contracted private firm to conduct the computer based test (CBT)?

According to him, “the ripples effect has led massive reduction of examination centres despite increased in schools, closure of several registration centres in states like Bauchi, Bayelsa, Kano, Benue, Cross Rivers, FCT, Kaduna, Katsina thereby leading to the disfranchisement of many candidates that would have take the exams.”

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Comments

  1. blesing

    Thanks so much for this site.but please am still confused,is the (CBT) still holding and what is the actual date for the UTME.

  2. Adeneye janet

    pls if it has been cancelled pls let me know bcox am confused am among those dat re to write d cbt if it as been cancelled then wat re we going to do

  3. chizzy idika

    pls am among the candidates writing on computer based.I want to know if it has been cancelled blcos am sill confused.I need an urgent response.Thanks am waiting

  4. numke cetus

    pls,am among d cbt candidate n my xam date is 19/04,i want to kw either d cbt is been cancelled or not and is d xam holding stil on d 19?pls i need d answer!

  5. Lucy

    Nonsense,y wuld de jus woke up n sugest such a tin 2 b hold,nt mindin if de students are computer literate,n worse part of it nw is dat hw many of our skul is eguiped wit computers,so my felow jambite,dnt mind dem dey re talkin rubish,it cant work dis yr at al.

  6. joseph

    lucy dont mind them is as if they dont know what they we used to fail student again that why they introduce dis computer base test.

  7. norah

    am tayad na sick of dix cbt ,i hate it d worst part of it no date;all i want to knw is if dre will b jamb or not if dre is we nid d date

  8. Esteem

    I sincerly do not know what to believe at the moment. Please i need to know if jamb computer base has been cancelled thanks.

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