The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde , on Thursday said that the result of candidates participating in the 2015 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination ( UTME), organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board are sent to them 2 hours after the examination.
This year’s, JAMB conducted its exams via its programme- the Computer Based Test.
While monitoring the conduct of the examination at the Board’s Computer Based Centre in Bwari Area Council of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde, revealed that 97,400 candidates who sat for the examination on the first day already got their results through test messages.
Mr. Ojerinde explained that CBT was introduced because of insecurity and high cost of producing writing materials hitherto used for the Paper Pencil Test, as well as transporting the materials across the country.
He noted that though the CBT process being deployed by the board for the conduct of the examination was capital intensive, stating that Nigerians stand to benefit more from the system in a few years’ time.
He said as at Monday, the first day of the examination, candidates got their result less than two hours after the exams were concluded.
“In the final analysis, it is cost effective, it is going to be cheaper with time but to start it, it is capital intensive. Once we have all the computer systems now, in the next 10 to 15 years nobody would be complaining,” he said.
However, we have had candidates who complained that they have not received their results even after 24 hours of writing the examination.