JAMB advises candidates to acquire computer literacy for 2014 examination

By The Citizen
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised candidates to acquire computer literacy to take the 2014 examination through the newly introduced Computer Based Test (CBT).

The JAMB Coordinator in Anambra, Mrs Linda Ajanwachukwu, made the call in Awka on Wednesday during a sensitisation workshop for students and schools ahead of this year's examination.

She said the candidates for the examination should have knowledge of computer in order to participate effectively this year.

Ajanwachukwu explained that the CBT was a paperless process by which examinations were delivered, taken and scored electronically.

The coordinator said the advocacy would help to create awareness for the prospective candidates, schools and stakeholders in order to check examination malpractice.

She also enlightened the participants on the various forms of registration for the board's examinations, including the paper-pencil test, dual based test and the CBT in 2014.

She said that 93 secondary schools in the state were expected to learn the use of computer in preparation for the examination.

A computer teacher with the Federal Government Girls College, Nibo, Mr Patrick Nwankwo, said the workshop would make his job easier.

Master Nonso Okafor, an SS3 student of Okongwu Memorial Grammar School, Nnewi, said he was elated by the efforts of JAMB to prepare them appropriately ahead of the examination.

He said that many students who took the examination through e-testing last year failed due to lack of computer knowledge.

“I will put to use what I have learnt today. I have already started computer training in order to beat the fear,'' he said.