The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said that the introduction of Computer-Based Test (CBT) in its examinations would curb examination malpractice.

Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, JAMB’s Registrar, said this in Ondo at the first technical meeting of the board on 2013/2014 admission to Nigeria National Diploma and National Innovative Diploma awarding institutions.

The meeting took place at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.

Also JAMB has commenced the inspection of schools which would be used as CBT centres in the state.

Ojerinde said that CBT was also a way of making the candidates to be ICT-compliant.

He said that CBT would make the results of any examination conducted by JAMB to be ready within a week.

“We have gone digital in JAMB. What we are going to do now is to make use of computers and within a week, the results will be on the Internet.

“Unlike before when we were using the analogue style; the new scheme will stop malpractice,” he said.

Ojerinde, however, noted that everybody now wanted to go to the university to obtain degrees, adding: “Obtaining a degree is not the only way to make it to the top.

“We are encouraging as many people as possible to develop interest in technical education and entrepreneurial education,” he said.

Also speaking, Prof. Adeyemi Idowu, the Provost, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, lauded JAMB for devising strategies to curb examination malpractice through the introduction of CBT.

“The recent introduction of computer-based examination is one giant stride which I believe, as time goes on, will drastically reduce the spate of examination malpractice,” he added.

In his remark, Prof. Femi Mimiko, the Vice-Chancellor, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, said that the introduction of CBT by JAMB would make Nigerians to be ICT-compliant.

“Ojerinde’s tenure has brought about an uncommon transformation in JAMB; it gives hope that Nigeria has ability to transform itself,’’ he said. (NAN)

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