JAMB: 250 prisoners in Kaduna, Ikoyi Prisons sit for CBT examination

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Inmates receiving lecture

Inmates receiving lecture

Inmates receiving lecture

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday said that 250 prisoners in Kaduna and Ikoyi Prisons in Lagos would sit for the test and over 616,000 candidates would sit for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Computer-Based Test (CBT).

A statement in Lagos by the board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, said that arrangements had been concluded for the smooth conduct of the examination, scheduled for May 17 to May 31.

According to the statement, the CBT is to hold in over 163 centres in Nigeria and abroad.

It urged candidates to prepare for the examination, noting that the CBT was the best platform for candidates to articulate their educational pursuits.

The statement said that the CBT mode would reduce result black-out or incomplete results, examination malpractices and also enhance prompt release of scores.

It advised candidates to reprint their e-slips in the event they missed or misplaced their schedules.

The statement said that the board would commence full-blown CBT in 2015 UTME, adding that the exercise would help to sanitise the education sector.

The CBT, which was introduced in 2012, had its maiden edition in 2013.

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Posted on May 14, 2014

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