JAMB CBT Centres Have 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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