The Federal Government has disclosed that the Computer-Based Test, CBT mode introduced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has come to stay.
Prof Anthony Anwuka, the Minister of State for Education, made this known on Monday while speaking with newsmen in Owerri. His words: “The Computer Based Tests have been institutionalised by JAMB and there is no going back on this policy. Computer literacy is now in vogue all over the world and anybody that decides to deny himself this competency, has himself to blame,” Anwuka said.
Reacting on the staged protests by some candidates over the CBT examination policy, he said: “If a student, who goes out there and fails the CBT examination, decides to carry placard against JAMB instead of making concerted effort to be computer literate, that is his business.”
“The emphasis of the present administration is on science and technology, from the primary to the tertiary institutions. This policy will make the beneficiaries self reliant,” he added.
The minister, however, advised students to strive to become computer literate.