Lagos – Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has built and donated four Computer Based Test (CBT) centres to Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), a statement said.
The statement was issued by Mr Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs of NCC in Lagos on Wednesday.
It credited the Acting Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, as saying that the centres were meant to augment the board’s facilities for the smooth conduct of CBT.
Danbatta said the centres were located in Kano, Niger, Bayelsa and Oyo states and were equipped with computers, printers, other accessories and Internet connectivity.
”We have a minimum standard that we maintain for all our projects and there is no exception. Standards are necessary for projects to be appreciated.
“NCC is intervening not only in the provision of CBT for JAMB, but provision of equipment for tertiary institutions through the Advance Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI).
“ADAPTI is aimed at bridging digital divide in tertiary institutions through the provision of computers and other ICT facilities to equip the lecturers and other experts in order to improve their ICT skills,” Danbatta said.
The statement said the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, appreciated the gesture and asked NCC to build more centres for the examination.
Ojerinde said JAMB was also deploying its CBT centres in Digital Bridge Institute facilities in Abuja, Kano and Oshodi, Lagos State, for the examination.
He said the board had over 500 CBT centres nationwide.
“These centres are now being used for registration by potential candidates for the next Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination instead of cyber cafes,” Ojerinde said. (NAN)