jamb set up E-Testing in 2013 UMTE

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jamb set up E-Testing in 2013 UMTE
Posted on: June 20, 2012, 06:09:47 AM
Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, the Registrar
of the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB), says
candidates are to answer
questions by e-testing in the
2013 Unified Tertiary and
Matriculation Examination
(UTME).
The registrar made the
disclosure in an interview in
Bwari on Tuesday.
He said that by e-testing, every
candidate would answer
questions on computer and
await the marking of the scripts
by the computer automatically.
“The board shall be commencing
e-testing in the 2013 UTME for
candidates because this is what
is obtained everywhere in the
world,’’ he said.
Ojerinde explained that e-testing
would facilitate quick delivery of
results to candidates and reduce
anxiety by candidates who had
been previously waiting longer
for their results by manual
testing.
The registrar said that e-testing
for candidates would be
optional in the 2013 UTME to
ensure qualitative and total
delivery by the board.
He also said that charges for the
2013 UTME forms might
increase, due to the cost of
maintenance of the computers
to be used for the testing.
He said further that the cost of
subsequent forms would come
down after some years of full
implementation of e-testing.
Ojerinde said there would be at
least one e-testing centre in one
state of the 36 states of the
federation for the 2013 UTME.
The registrar said the actual date
to start the sales of 2013 UTME
forms had not been announced,
adding that the board would
meet in September to decide
that. (NAN)




 

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