18 January 2018

JAMB CBT 2018: Use Of Mouse Canceled Adopts Eight Key Device System


JAMB UTME 2018 Use of Mouse Scrapped, How Jamb Eight Key Device System Works.

Jamb CBT 2018 Use of Mouse Scrapped

Jamb reduced the number of questions for 2018 Jamb Utme recently.

 Jamb cancels the Use Of Mouse for CBT Exam adopts “Eight-Key Device” System For 2018 CBT Exam.

Reason Why Jamb Scrapped Use of Mouse in CBT Exams

According to JAMB management, they said the main reasons for their action is to deal with the challenge of computer low level literacy of some candidates, especially with the phobia for the mouse, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has disclosed that it will adopt an “eight-key device” for UTME.

Speaking during the Strategic Planning retreat on Supervision and Evaluation of 2017 UTME examinations the JAMB Registrar noted that in order to ensure 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 use of the mouse.

JAMB Eight Key Device System: How it Works

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)

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

Jamb board has reached an understanding with the association for the blind persons in Nigeria and blind students in Lagos that an abridged approach would be used for the 2018 UTME, whereby all prospective blind 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.

According to him, this new method will reduce/stop the challenge of low computer literacy and phobia for mouse by some candidates.

I think Jamb scrapping the use of mouse is a big blow to those who intend cheating.. What do you think?

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