JAMB 2017/2018 Stops The Use Of Mouse, Adopts “Eight-Key Device” System For CBT Exam

Jamb Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB
Jamb Admission and Matriculation Board JAMB

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

In order 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 the 2017 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
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 method will eradicate
the challenge of low computer literacy and
phobia for mouse by some candidates.
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.
But for the 2017 UTME, 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
2017 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.

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