The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has come out to stand up for its foreword of the computer-based testing (CBT), asserting that the programme would address challenges of deficient centres, examination malpractice and incorrect results.
It would be recalled that, The House of Representatives has instruct the examination body to return to its paper and pencil based examinations for the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled for Saturday April 27, 2013 citing insufficient sensitisation and preparation.
But the Public Relations Officer of the board, Fabian Benjamin, who spoke to liveschoolnews reporter, said with the CBT, candidates would not need to journey to far locations due to lack of centres as the board would space out the examinations for a full two weeks to enable candidates write on different occasions.
Benjamin reveal that the CBT candidates would receive their results immediately after the examination, while the PPT candidates have to wait for four days for the results to be released.
He also reveal that, the board does not enforce centres on candidates but after they signify a town where they desire to write the examinations when filling their registration forms, the board then consign a centre within their place of choice.
Concerning the inadequate centres, Benjamin said 246 additional centres have been made available for candidates who would sit for the examination.
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