Thursday, 30 March 2017

JAMB Scraps The Use Of Mouse 2017 CBT Exam, Adopts “Eight-Key Device” System

in order to manage the computer low level literacy of some candidates, particularly with the fear for the mouse, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has unveiled that it will embrace an "eight-key gadget" for the 2017 UTME.

Talking amid the Strategic Planning retreat on Supervision and Evaluation of 2017 UTME examinations the JAMB Registrar noted that so as to guarantee equity and level playground for all candidates taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the Board has designed a system that will allow candidates use only eight (8) keys without the utilization of the mouse.

All the candidates need to do is to press the letters A,B,C,D for responses (answers) to questions and keys P, N, S and R representing different functions as follows:
P = Previous question
N = Next question
S = Submit responses when candidate has finished examination
R = Reverse (do not intend to go further to submit again) 

According to him, this new technique will eradicate the challenge of low computer literacy and fear for mouse by a some applicants. 

On the new arrangements for the visually impaired candidates, the JAMB Registrar said Digital Bridge Institute in association with the board has consented to set three dedicated centers in Abuja, Lagos and Kano in 2018. 


Be that as it may, for the 2017 UTME, board has achieved a comprehension with the relationship for the visually impaired persons in Nigeria and blind students in Lagos that a abriged approach would be utilized for the 2017 UTME, whereby all forthcoming visually impaired candidates would be invited to three centres in the country for special assessment in their subjects of choice and relevance to their desired courses and programmes.
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