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Jamb removes computer based system because of the computer phobia by students




Change they say, is constant. The JAMB examination in Nigeria has received a couple of reformations within the years.

It started with the paper and pencil method to recently introduced computer system. But as a result of the research made by the organization,

it was discovered that the low computer literacy among students is a huge impediment. therefore leading to the introduction of the eight key device system.


Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, who said this in Kaduna yesterday, however, said the board would not revert to the old paper and pencil mode, but an “eight-key device”.

Oloyede said the device would eradicate the challenge of low computer literacy and phobia for mouse by some candidates.
He said: “From the general feedback on the adoption of the Computer-Based Test mode, we have noted the challenge of computer low level literacy of some candidates, especially with the phobia for the mouse. This has been responsible partly for the call by some people for reversal to the Paper and Pencil Test mode.
“To ensure equity and level playground for all candidates taking Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the board has designed a system that will allow candidates use only eight keys without the use of mouse. All the candidates need to do is to press the letters A, B, C, D for responses to questions and keys: P, N, S and R representing; previous question, next question, submit and reverse, respectively.”

The Nation

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