Sunday, 21 May 2017

Educationists urges fed govt to make CBT compulsory in schools

Educationists urges fed govt to make CBT compulsory in schools
Two educationists have suggested that the Federal Government should make the Computer Based Testing mode of examination compulsory from the primary to tertiary levels of education.
The educationists made the suggestion in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday.
They were commenting on the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, which ended on May 20, at the Communications CBT centre, University of Ibadan.
According to them, if the CBT mode is made compulsory from the primary to tertiary levels, it will eradicate examination malpractices in the country.

Mr. Sulaiman Garba-Kura, Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations at the National Commission for Colleges of Education, commended the government for approving the CBT examination mode.
Garba-Kura, a supervisor at the centre, said that the introduction of CBT by the JAMB had enhanced the standard of education.
He said that all the examinations held at the centre had been hitch-free.
According to him, the candidates did not encounter any problem while the examination lasted.
He said that the board should not be held responsible for candidates, who were negligent during the examination.

Garba-Kura, however, said there would be a respite for candidates whose error, emanated from the JAMB.
Also, Dr. Mojeed Kolawole, a lecturer at the Department of Banking and Finance, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, said that the CBT would boost the confidence of the candidates.
“With the CBT mode, a student will have time to study because it is clearly a `do-it-yourself’ approach.
“In spite of the candidates sitting near one another, they were not writing the same examination,’’ Kolawole said.
He said that government should work towards making the CBT compulsory as a mode of examination in the country.
“Apart from boosting students confidence, they will also be able to compete favourably with their peers in other countries.’’
NAN reports that the 2017 UTME, which began on May 13, ended on May 20.
More than 1.7 million candidates registered for the examination.
Within the seven days that the conduct of the examination lasted, the result is being released 24 hours after a candidate submit his examination.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the JAMB Registrar, told newsmen on Thursday in Lagos that more than 1.6 million candidates had written the examination.

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