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Reps Urge FG To Direct JAMB To Suspend CBT Exams


The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to direct the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) to suspend the CBT 2016 UTME Examination test.


The decision of the House was sequel to the adoption of a motion brought under matters of urgent public importance by a member, Hon. Oghene Egoh (PDP-Lagos). The lawmaker while moving the motion said there was need for JAMB to revert to the paper examination until the board was ready to conduct a hitch-free Computer Based Test (CBT).


According to him, over a million candidates who sat for the CBT UTME recorded technical hitches  His words: “Already serious admission problem is rocking the nation because already JAMB receives huge allocation from Federal Government every year.

“Yet they charge candidates all manner of fees and majority of the children do not gain admission either because of the technical hitches of the CBT or the post UTME introduced by various tertiary institutions.

“There were instances of double-option answers, computers were malfunctioning and suddenly short down causing absurdity that place some candidates in disadvantaged position.”

Speaker Yakubu Dogara, in his ruling mandated the House Committee on Education to liaise with Federal Ministry of Education to ensure compliance and report back to the House within one week.
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