2015: JAMB Releases Results Less Than 24 Hours After Commencement

Less than 24 hours after the commencement of the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), candidates who sat for the exams have received their results Premium Times reports.

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This year’s, JAMB conducted its exams via its programme- the Computer Based Test (CBT).

While monitoring the conduct of the examination at the Board’s Computer Based Centre in Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde, revealed that 97,400 candidates who sat for the examination on the first day already got their results through text messages.

Ojerinde explained that CBT was introduced because of insecurity and high cost of producing writing materials hitherto used for the Paper Pencil Test, as well as transporting the materials across the country.

He noted that though the CBT process being deployed by the board for the conduct of the examination was capital intensive, stating that Nigerians stand to benefit more from the system in a few years’ time.

He said as at Monday, the first day of the examination, candidates got their result less than two hours after the exams were concluded.

“In the final analysis, it is cost effective, it is going to be cheaper with time but to start it, it is capital intensive. Once we have all the computer systems now, in the next 10 to 15 years nobody would be complaining,” he said.

Also speaking at the monitoring exercise, JAMB’s Board Chairman, Peter Eze, said the CBT can be adjudged as 90 per cent successful. Eze said the proposed general election now scheduled for March 28 and April 11 affected preparations for the examination and made the board to fix the examinations within 14 days before the elections.

A candidate, Samanja James, who applied for Mass Communications at the University of Jos said, “the new examination method has made student all over the country to be computer literate. The system is faster and I can tell you that before now, many of us did not know how to operate a system. But with the new CBT, candidates have no choice than to learn it as fast as possible since there is no alternative means of writing the exams,” she said.

It would be recalled that officials of the Benue state Police Command arrested not less than 50 candidates of JAMB in the state for violent protests and stoning of security officials.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Its too bad for my liking seriously they just wasted my effort cous I ve never seen where someone who answer 4 subjects under an hour and thirty mins for crying out loud what’s the essence of having the time on ur screen when they aint making use of it I ve never seen a computer based test that u will be told 5mins remaining its nt done that way u seized the server when am still looking at my an hour and twenty mins God will punish jamb and all there officials for there wickedness and I swear in the name of God that zetch Center will melt down for playing with my future there is no way I will leave my answer sheet blank if am writing pen and pencil

  2. computer bases text should have been better, if time could have been given for student to complete their papers. on like me, I did not write mass all because of time the system authormaticaly summits me. whitout writing mathematics . it’s so annoyed after been in a system for all most one hour and no network.and some person received their result via SMS why some of us have not till now. why?

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