As the days draw nearer to the commencement of this years joint admission and matriculation board exams for all tertiary institutions across the country, the board has announced a new initiative for this years examination, to ensure that some participants do not end up cheating the system.
excerpts from the interview below…
Dr Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB’s Public Relations Officer has disclosed that the board ahead of the 2016 UTME had invested in the training and acquisitions of soft wares that will reduce the possibility of candidates guessing answers correctly.
He said “Technically, what we were using before to test students was what we called Classical Test Theory, but now we have adopted what we call Item Response Theory.
The difference is that the Item Response Theory reduces the percentage of guessing.The tendency for students to guess and guess right is minimal with this software.”
With this development, Candidates who are experts in guessing answers to questions during examinations, may find it hard to cope unless they studied hard.
This is to say all our applicants should ssit up and study hard, concentrate and do your best and depend on God.
Goodluck to You all.