Candidates who are not computer literate will not be allowed to write any examination coordinated by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), starting from 2015, Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde has revealed.
The JAMB Registrar, who spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Professor Odusola Ojerinde – his late wife – memorial golf tournament in Otukpo, Benue State, said part of efforts to improve education in Nigeria in line with global best practices was the introduction of Computer-based Test (CBT) for all the board’s examinations.
He announced that beginning from 2015, any student or candidate who was not computer (ICT) literate would have no business with JAMB-conducted examinations even as he declared, “we are not going to compromise on that”.
Also speaking at the event, Senate President, David Mark stressed that proper education among the youths was the panacea to curb youth restiveness and other social vices in a country.
Mark also expressed commitment to the development of education, adding, “because I believe that a well educated citizenry would be an asset to the nation.
“Besides being the foundation for any development, education liberates the people and curbs all forms anti social behaviors.
“Whatever, I can do to support education; I will not hesitate to do it. I want to bequeath education of our people especially in my constituency as a legacy. For me, it is the most important investment.”