Joint Admission Matriculation
Board introduced the Computer Based Test (CBT) version in 2015 to stop
examination malpractices. However, the experience has brought gains to some candidates
while some have great pains. The ongoing 2016 experience has already brought
gains and pains to candidates by returning
them to the queue for the examination again in 2017.
The gains of the student include
reduction of anxiety by getting their results in good time. Also, the encumbrance
of accumulating scripts; search for markers, who are vulnerable to mistakes,
marking and collation of results have been overcome with the CBT.
Unfortunately, many students that
have prepared adequately for the examination do not have a score because of system
malfunctioning, technical or electrical, which was not their fault. They do not
have anyone to help them out but to join the queue with thousands, if not
millions, of secondary school leavers for 2017. People no more get extra income
from the supervision and marking of JAMB questions like it was some years ago.
In the same vein, some candidates
complained about their inability to register for the examination online. These
complaints led to the impromptu ‘opening of the portal’ so that they can
complete their registration for the ongoing examination. Saddening enough, some
candidates had to travel out of their cities of residence to write this
examination in other places they might never have visited. The candidates are unnecessarily
exposed to road traffic accidents due to bad road network and other numerous
As technology is being adopted in
the educational system in Nigeria; there should be a way of correcting these anomalies
whenever it comes up. Examinations board should ensure that the technical
ability is there to carry the burden of teeming candidates who attempt to further
their education to tertiary institutions annually.
Although a candidate from Kogi
State, Ibrahim Shamwifu, has clinched 399 points out of the possible 400.
The candidate intends to be admitted into the Faculty of Medical Sciences at
the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. The examination which started on Monday,
29th February 2016 will come to an end on the 14th March, 2016.
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