Education Minister inspects test centres ahead of 2018 UTME

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has begun the inspection of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres to ascertain its readiness for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Minister while inspecting the Digital Bridge and the Global Distance Learning centres in Abuja told Journalists that he was satisfied with the level of preparedness of the centres.
He called on students to get familiar with the operations as regards to computer usage as this would help them in the examinations.

According to him, “there will be no need for guide during the examination if students are computer literates and this would hasten the speed of examinations.
“We are very happy. I have just been to two centres today and I am just very happy with what I am seeing.

“I am satisfied just as the students are satisfied. But my message to the students is that they should come and use the facilities here and I hope they are computer literate, If they are, they probably do not need the help of the people they will find there,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said he was glad the Minister was out to monitor the level of readiness of some of the centres ahead of the examinations.

Oloyede said that the board was complying on the instruction of the ministry to get the centres ready for the examinations.

“The magic behind this is that the minister has given us a mandate and asked us to do the job and we are doing it the way he wanted.’’

Aisha JM