Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) has introduced three options for the
2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) for candidates.
Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, Registrar of JAMB, said
this in Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday when
the House of Representatives Committee on
Education visited
him on an oversight function.
Ojerinde listed the options as Paper and
Pencil Testing (PPT), Dibu Based Test, where
questions would be presented on
computers and answers would be on paper
and Computer Based Testing (CBT) where
both questions and answers would be done
on computer.
Ojerinde stated that candidates were at
liberty to choose one of the three options in
the 2013 UTME.
The registrar said that the most
advantageous part of the CBT was that
candidates would get their scores few
minutes after writing the examination on
their GSM cell phones.
“The internet age has come to stay with us
hence as actors in the new age, you cannot
afford to stay on the fence, you must be
prepared to join the train or else you are
left behind,” Dibu said.
He urged candidates to study hard for the
2013 UTME, adding that consistent hard
work was the panacea to success in any
Earlier, the Chairman of the House
Committee on Education, Ms. Rose Oko, said
the members were on a visit to the board
because of the importance of
education to the society.
“The examination process is very key and
strategic in education as well as the sanctity
of the examination,” she stressed.
Oko commended the board for its quick
release of the 2012 UTME results and urged
it to sustain the tempo.