Conflicting Scores: JAMB Cancels 2016 CBT Exams, To Revert To PPT

The Registrar to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) has cancelled all Computer Based test (CBT) written so far in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for admission into universities, polytechnics, colleges and other degree awarding institutions in Nigeria.

The agitations from candidates may have started yielding fruits as the House of Representatives has asked the Federal Ministry of Education to direct the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to revert to pencil-paper method in the conduct of UTME or adopt both PPT and CBT so that candidates can opt for any one of their choice .

This followed a motion moved by a Lagos lawmaker, Mr. Oghene Emma-Egoh, on the “conflicting” scores of candidates who took the examination.

The lawmaker stressed that the technical errors experiences during the examination has invariably dashed the hopes of many of these candidates in gaining admission this year. The law maker further pointed to two cases of conflicting results.

One is that of Ibrahim Shawulu from Kogi State, who was said to have scored 399 out of 400, and in less than 24 hours, his score was reduced to 199.”



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