JAMB: Computer-based Test Has Curbed Exam Malpractices – CPAN

The recent introduction of Computer-based Test (CBT) by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), is one giant stride, which has drastically reduced the spate of examination malpractices in the country.

The President, Computer-Based Test Centre Proprietors Association of Nigeria (CPAN), Engineer Sage Udibuami, who stated this at the association’s maiden press conference at the weekend in Abuja, blamed the high  rate of exam malpractices on gross moral decadence.

Udibuami who maintained that the adoption of CBT as a strategy to eradicate  all forms of  malpractices in UTME exams is impacted positively on the nation’s educational sector and beyond, said, CPAN, has no regret partnering with JAMB.

While disclosing that they have successfully conducted the UTME exams for three years, CPAN President further explained that their decision to invest in CBT is to help  close the g ap of  infrastructural deficit in various Centres national wide, following JAMB’s outcry.

According to Udibuami, “CPAN has made tremendous impact through CBT as exam cheating has been curbed. There’s no more leakage of question papers, swapping of answer cheats and above all results are now released within 24 hours.”

Explaining that CPAN is a self regulating body and foot soldiers for the UTME exams, he warned that the body will not hesitate to identify and expose any of its members involved in exam malpractice.

Describing CPAN as the largest exam network in the world,  Udibuami  said, the body has the capacity to conduct over 600,000 examination daily for candidates in 650 centres with no fewer than 250 computers.

He advocated that the spread of more CBT Centres in Cross River,  Jigawa, Borno, Benue, Ekiti and Osun State s respectively to enable major stakeholders and philanthropist make positive inputs.

Earlier in his remarks, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, regretted that Nigeria as an independent Country has not adequately exploited the potentials of ICT for its growths but over relied on oil and gas.

The minister, who lamented that the negligence consequently weakened the potentials that should strengthen the drive for technological self_ reliance , described CPAN as foremost promoters of e_ learning whose foresight and giant strides massively developed Nigeria’s educational sector.

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  1. onu divin says:

    when will jamb start

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