ABU introduces software for computer-based post UTME test

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– The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), , , have introduced a software for conducting the  2014 computer-based post Universities and Tertiary institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Prof. Moses Adamu, the Deputy , Academic, made the disclosure on Friday at a news conference to give details of arrangements for the conduct of the ongoing examination at the main campus of the institution in Samaru, .

He said the software was the first of its kind introduced by any university.

Adamu said that it was a landmark not only for ABU but for universities.

“We are glad to inform you that effort by the university authorities to have a software for the conduct of post UTME examimation has been very successful. [eap_ad_1] “Last year, we had a nasty experience when we contracted the to an outside , it was terrible because we spent so much and pain late into the night before we were able to see it through.

“The post UTME committee members took it upon themselves to work with the unit of the university to come with the method of doing the work and the software,” the DVC said.

According to him, the computer-based examination had minimised the rate of examination malpractice among the .

The DVC assured Nigerians that the university was designing another software where applicants would write the examination from anywhere they might be without necessarily coming to ABU to sit for it.

He said the 2014 applicants were the third of writing the computer-based post UTME examination.

Adamu assured that adequate security measures had been put in place to ensure the of the .

He assured that physically challenged were adequately taken care of in the design of the software.

Adamu noted that over 11,000 applicants sat for the examination.

The computer-based post UTME lasted for five consecutive days from Monday, Aug. 4 to Friday, Aug. 8. (NAN)