2019 UMTE: CPAN Initiates Digital Literacy Programmes To Engage CBT Centers
The Computer Proprietors Association of Nigeria, CPAN, says lack of basic computer knowledge by candidates affected the smooth conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.
The President of the Association, Mr Maxwell Akwuruoha stated this in Abuja at a media conference on the challenges and solutions to the 2019 JAMB UTME exercise issues
Mr. Akwuruoha also identified the technical failure such as power, and network connectivity as some of the challenges.
“There is need for JAMB to create room for it’s ICT contracts, software developers and solution providers to interface with the CPAN National Technical Committee.”
‘This in one stroke solve most of the problems with the porous Virtual Private Network VPN model used for registration, envisage failure of laptops used as servers arising from factory errors leading to server failure during exams.”
He said the computer proprietors through its support programmes had strengthened Computer Based Test Centers in addressing numerous challenges that might arise during exams.
The CPAN President explained that the association has initiated digital literacy programmes to engage CBT centers to continuously stimulate their systems rather than allow them to be fallow throughout the year.
“Address the challenges of the rapid test browser with alternatives to Google Chrome and Firefox browser and also ensure that adhoc technical staff recruited during exams are IT savvy”
Mr. Akwuruoha therefore proffered stiffer penalties for persons who engaged in exam malpractices.