UTME: JAMB registrar pledges to standardise CBT centres

R EGISTRAR and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, has pledged to work with all relevant stakeholders to standardise Computer-Based Test Centres approved for the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination across the country.

He said the board would not only sustain the CBT mode of test administration, but would improve on it, and that the introduction of the CBT is critical towards ensuring the credibility and integrity of the board’s examinations.

Oloyede disclosed these when he paid a familiarisation visit to the Victory International Institute of Theology and Education in Kwali, Abuja. He said that the board plans to ensure that every CBT centre has 250 functional units of computers.

According to him, the board will work hard in collaboration with institutions to standardise all the examination centres across the country to forestall lapses that were noticeable in the previous examination.

But he said that government alone cannot provide the facilities needed for the administration of examination; hence the need for partnership with other institutions and credible private institutions.

While commending the management of Victory Institute of Theology and Education for providing state-of-the-art facilities for the training of Advanced Level candidates, he also expressed the readiness of the board to partner with other institutions.

Earlier, the Chancellor, Victory International Institute of Theology and Education, Professor Sam Ale, expressed the preparedness of the institute to provide an enabling environment for JAMB examinations and for training quality candidates for advanced levels.

He explained that the institute comprises four schools, namely, a theological school affiliated to University of Jos; a National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Special Study Centre with 150 students; Sam Ale College of Advanced Studies, an affiliate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for Intermediate Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB), as well as Sam Ale International Academy, SAINTA.