The President, Computer-Based Test Centre Proprietors Association of Nigeria (CPAN), Engineer Sage Udibuami, has described the introduction of Computer-based Test (CBT) by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), as one giant stride, which has drastically reduced the spate of examination malpractices in the country.
Udibuami, who stated this at the association’s maiden press conference, held lat weekend in Abuja, blamed the high rate of exam malpractices on gross moral decadence.
He stated that the adoption of CBT as a strategy to eradicate all forms of malpractices in UTME exams has impacted positively on the nation’s educational sector and beyond, he said the CPAN has no regret partnering with JAMB.
According to Udibuami, “CPAN has made tremendous impact through CBT as exam cheating has been curbed. There’s no more leakage of question papers, swapping of answer cheats and above all results are now released within 24 hours.” he warned that the body will not hesitate to identify and expose any of its members involved in exam malpractice.
He advocated that more CBT Centres should be established in Cross River, Jigawa, Borno, Benue, Ekiti and Osun States respectively to enable major stakeholders and philanthropist make positive inputs as well as maintaining the capacity of the CPAN to conduct over 600,000 examination daily for candidates in 650 centres with no fewer than 250 computers.