An official of JAMB, Mr Clement Ojo, says the ongoing UTME, on the all Computer Based Test (CBT) platform, would be improved upon with time.
Ojo, who is supervising a centre in Yaba, gave this assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. According to him, since the total migration of the examination on the CBT platform, it has stemmed incidences of examination malpractices drastically.
He said that the platform has also proved cost effective and reduced stress for the candidates, their parents and the board generally.
“Since we started this year’s examination for instance, it has been hitch-free.
“The candidates themselves are already armed with the schedules of their examination and they come in for the examination and go happily.
“The development is a far cry from what used to obtain in the past when the Paper Pencil Test (PPT) mode was still in place.
“With the current development, it can only get better with time as the board will continue to research and deploy more modern technology in ensuring that it sustained global best practices in the conduct of public examinations,’’ he said.
Ojo said that more than 1.8 million candidates registered for this year’s examination across 400 centres, both within and outside the country.
The examination, which started on Saturday, Feb. 27, is expected to be concluded on March 15.
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