JAMB Urged Students to Take-Heart Over CBT Results
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has appealed for understanding from Nigerian following the alleged planned protest by individuals over the 2016 CBT results.
In a statement released by the boards PRO, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, candidates are advised to always follow the JAMB’s public complaints unit to vent their grievances and not to allow anybody to use them to pursue any selfish interests.
The Board said it had approved centres provided by these individuals to be used for the 2016 exercise but, unfortunately, could not go on with them as the centres were found to be lacking in all the indices required for a successful Computer-based Test (CBT).
It explained that this was discussed with these proprietors and they showed understanding as they witnessed the difficulties the Board went through to run even a session in their centres.
The statement added, “It’s surprising that these same proprietors will turn around to organise candidates to protest over our activities.
“We are not perfect as an organisation but we are working hard to ensure that Nigerian education is better than it is. We have taken the risk to do the unthinkable so as to change the paradigm.”
The Board further averred that the worst CBT is far better than the best paper and pencil test (PPT), saying that, at the very least, the era of candidates pouring acid on staff, bolting with question papers into the bush and all manners of unthinkable embarrassing acts were gone.