The head of public Relations, Dr Fabiian Benjamin has disclose that, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) would partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to in other to conduct public examination through Computer Based Test (CBT) for Nigerians abroad. The declaration was made on Sunday when he address n(NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.
Benjamin said the collaboration was to enhance the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for foreign candidates in 2018 stressing that the 2017 UTME was conducted for foreign candidates on Sept. 30 in Gambia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Cote D’ Voir, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, South Africa and Cameroun.
“We are already promoting CBT in line with international best practices; we have taken it to some countries in Africa, we need to do more to encourage the practice.
“We have even gone ahead to see how we can put some countries on the global map by conducting our public examination there through CBT.
“What we want to do is to partner with the Ministry to be able to key into the global technology revolution as part of our foreign policy.
“We must be able to maximise profit, especially from West African countries that we are offering assistance, through scholarship, to school in Nigeria.
“We cannot achieve much by looking at things from naira and kobo, but through diplomatic relations there will be adequate room to gain through conduct of examination abroad,” he said.
The head of public relations explained that foreign candidates sat for examination in one session based on local time of their various countries, adding that the questions were deployed from the Board’s headquarters.
Benjamin also debunk the rumours circulated on social media that the education minister mallam Adamu Adamu has directed the refund of the post UTME fee discribing it as false.