The Executive Secretary, New Initiative for Credible Leadership, Samson Onwu has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has been urged to adopt the Computer Based Test (CBT) introduced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), across board for all government examinations and recruitment tests.
“We know that the results of Common Entrance Examination into secondary schools and Unity School entrance examinations usually have acceptability issues since examination fraud has spread even to that level of education and we believe that what the Registrar of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde has done with CBT for UTME should be introduced at that level,” Onwu said in a statement.
“The CBT could also help end the rowdiness usually associated with written interviews for government jobs since Nigerian youths usually apply in their hundreds of thousands.
“JAMB successfully conducted the UTME for over 1.5 million candidates using CBT without the kind of stampede that had claimed lives in government job interviews. This makes CBT a lifesaving alternative to the existing system. It can be applied for the competency test before recruitment processes move to the next stage.
“We are certain that the corrupt tendencies like cheating, favouritism and nepotism that plague examination and government recruitment processes would become things of the past with the adoption of this system,” he said.