ZARIA – The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna, have introduced a software for conducting the 2014 computer-based post Universities and Tertiary institutions Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Prof. Moses Adamu, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, 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, Zaria.
He said the software was the first of its kind introduced by any Nigerian university.
Adamu said that it was a landmark not only for ABU but for Nigerian 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 exercise to an outside company, it was terrible because we spent so much time and pain late into the night before we were able to see it through.
According to him, the computer-based examination had minimised the rate of examination malpractice among the students.
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 assured that physically challenged persons 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)