Tuesday, 20 December 2016

JAMB CBT Centres Has Helped Curb Exam Malpractices - CPAN

The President, Computer-Based Test Centre
Proprietors Association of Nigeria (CPAN), Engineer
Sage Udibuami, has described the introduction of
Computer-based Test (CBT) by the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), as
one giant stride, which has drastically reduced the
spate of examination malpractices in the country.

Udibuami, who stated this at the association’s
maiden press conference, held lat weekend in
Abuja, blamed the high rate of exam malpractices
on gross moral decadence.

He stated that the adoption of CBT as a strategy to
eradicate all forms of malpractices in UTME exams
has impacted positively on the nation’s educational
sector and beyond, he said the CPAN has no regret
partnering with JAMB.

He disclosed that they have successfully
conducted the UTME exams for three years, he
further explained that their decision to invest in
CBT is to help close the gap of infrastructural
deficit in various Centres national wide, following
JAMB’s outcry.

According to Udibuami, “CPAN has made
tremendous impact through CBT as exam cheating
has been curbed. There’s no more leakage of
question papers, swapping of answer cheats and
above all results are now released within 24
hours.” he warned that the body will not hesitate
to identify and expose any of its members involved
in exam malpractice.

He advocated that more CBT Centres should be
established in Cross River, Jigawa, Borno, Benue,
Ekiti and Osun States respectively to enable major
stakeholders and philanthropist make positive
inputs as well as maintaining the capacity of the
CPAN to conduct over 600,000 examination daily
for candidates in 650 centres with no fewer than
250 computers.

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