The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has built and donated four Computer Based Tests centres to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). This is to ensure smooth facilitation of the examinations.
Acting Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, confirmed the donation when JAMB officials paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.
The four centres are located in Kano, Niger, Bayelsa and Oyo states. The centres are equipped with computers, printers, other accessories and internet connectivity.
Danbatta said facilities were in line with international best practices. “We have a minimum standard that we maintain for all our projects and there is no exception. Standards are necessary for projects to be appreciated,” Danbatta said.
He noted NCC was providing equipment for tertiary institutions through Advance Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI).
ADAPTI is aimed at bridging digital divide in tertiary institutions through the provision of computers and other ICT facilities to equip the lecturers and other experts in order to improve their ICT skills.
Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, meanwhile appreciated NCC’s gesture. He said JAMB now has over 500 of CBT centres across the country. “These centres are now being used for registration by potential candidates for the next Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) instead of cyber cafes,” Ojerinde said.
Author: Augustine Osayande