JAMB 2017 Preparation – Exam board sensitizes 500 students

Jamb Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB
Jamb Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
» (JAMB) have sensitized over 500 secondary
school students from 12 schools in Bwari Area
Council, Abuja on the use of computer-based test
According to the board, this exercise will prepare
the students, who are now in Senior Secondary
one and two, for the examination in a few years.
JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde , who said
this on Wednesday, May 25, in Abuja.
Represented by the Director, Test Administration,
Dr. Yusuf Lawal , he explained that the board had
conducted such advocacy in some state capital,
adding that additional advocacy would be done
across the 36 states.
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He said: “ These are candidates who will be taking
our exam in another one or two year. They are SSI
and SSII students. And it is part of the
sensitization and advocacy that JAMB is still
carrying on. We will still do more of this in all the
36 states of the federation.
“We have done this in all the state capitals but now
we are going to the senatorial districts so we are
testing the water with this. We have done this in
Bwari, as a corporate responsibility where our
headquarters is .
“ We are going to be taking on more kids on Friday
with hands on the computer. So this is an
opportunity for JAMB to identify with the children.
“We decided right from 2013 that every opportunity
that presented itself, we must continue to do this
advocacy. As you know, some of our examination
bodies who are doing public examination are still
doing the paper based test as such it is alien to
some of these kids.
“We don’t want them to come to the examination
hall on JAMB day and be seeing computer for the
first time. It is actually a feedback from that we
have got from our previous exams and we believe
that we still need to cover a lot of ground in the
area of advocacy. That is why we are doing this. ”
Prof. Ojerinde, added that the board would open
the CBT centre in Kogo, Bwari, for students to
practice how to take the test with computers

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