JAMB Set To Erect 500 Seater Capacity Building CBT Centre In Bauchi
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board have commenced the building of a 500 seater capacity computer-based centre in Bauchi.
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The foundation stone of the building was laid by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu today at the Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare in Bauchi State.
Information gathered revealed that Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC is solely responsible for the funding of the building which would be completed within the next three months.
The Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University ( ATBU) Bauchi, Professor Saminu Ibrahim who stood in for the minister of education disclosed that the NCC and JAMB have reached an agreement following a presidential instruction to establish JAMB Computer Based Test centres which would aid easy accessibility to candidates intending to take JAMB tests via computer.
Adamu hailed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for introducing the Computer Based Centers (CBTs) across the country. In his words, “Innovations brought by JAMB has helped in saving a lot of resources for the government which has led to the remittance of billions of Naira which has not been witnessed in the past”.
“In this light, I want to commend the registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede for his commitment to widening access to modern education by the creation of CBT centres across the country and also remitting the sum of 8 billion naira back to the coffers of the Federal government”, he added.
Professor Ishaq Oloyode, who was represented by the Director Test Administration, Dr Yusuf Lawal also contributed to the matter as he disclosed that JAMB would not relent in its effort to move the institution from its old way of conducting tests to the use of new technology.