The approval followed complaints by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that the entry level examinations conducted annually by the agency are sometimes compromised.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a memo for the acquisition of Computer Based Test (CBT) facility at a cost of N133 million.
Minister of Education Adamu Adamu presented the memo for approval at Federal Executive Council, FEC, where he noted that the idea of acquiring the facility was to enable the agency take full control of the entire examination process.
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, gave the explanation on behalf of the Minister, saying, “JAMB had run their test for people who seek admission for Universities and Polytechnics using Computer Based Testing agencies.
“But this had been attended by leakages over time, in order to stop that, JAMB has been able to set up their own infrastructure for conducting these examinations. They have realised that they have not sufficiently covered the grounds. They have requested for government to buy up one of the CBT test organisations for N133million.
“They bought over the infrastructure, equipment and building. The effort is that JAMB wants to take total control of all of these examination processes in order to avoid leakages that had in the past attended their own examinations.”
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