AEI trains 90 UTME candidates on CBT
In preparing students for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Computer Based Test (CBT), a Non-Governmental Organisation, Academic Excellence Initiative (AEI), has trained 90 students on the use of the computer for examination.
Speaking at the CBT training ground, the Ilorin zone Project Coordinator of AEI, Dr Yakub Saheed, said on Monday in Ilorin, Kwara State Capital that the coaching was aimed at guiding the candidates toward perfection on the CBT.
Saheed said AEI was set up with the aim of guiding and tutoring students towards achieving academic excellence in their academic pursuits. He said as part of the efforts to achieving this was the CBT training for the JAMB candidates.
“We feel we should create opportunities for them to practice how to go through the CBT and making the examination easier for them to do,” he said.
Saheed who stated further that the training would guide the students against examination malpractice urged them to desist from ałl form of examination malpractice and other vices that could have negative impacts on their future.
The Project Coordinator said: “as technology is getting sophisticated, so also is incidences of examination malpractice rising. Parents are encouraging malpractices by hiring teachers, who will act as mercenaries for their children during the examinations.Some students are helped to score high marks in UTME but cannot cope in the university because they secured admission through examination malpractice.’’
He, therefore, urged parents not to go through the back door to secure admission for their children because it will backfire in the future.
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Akinfola Odunayo, who spoke with newsmen, said she now understood what CBT was all about.
“The initiative has helped me in particular because I don’t have an idea of what UTME is all about. Now I can operate the computer and do the examination with ease. I have also learnt on how to be fast when writing the examination,’’ Odunayo said.
Similarly, Sekinat Oba described the training as highly educative.
According to Oba, she is now better prepared for the examination.
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