An Evaluation of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) Computer Based Test Effectiveness in Post Secondary Schools in Nigeria

Abstract

Computer Based Test (CBT) is defined as a test or assessment administered with the use of computer and ICT devices. CBT has become widespread in recent years in developed countries. For more than a decade CBT has been called the “new frontier of testing” (Thompson et al., 2002). CBT among other benefits enhances fair and precise evaluation of a candidate’s competency, rapid turnaround of exam results, and more choices as to when and where to take the exam and easier registration. The Joint admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Nigeria saddled with the responsibility of conducting examinations for selecting students of Post Secondary schools into Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education conducted the 2014 examinations using the traditional Paper based system and Computer based testing. Having experimented, the board has therefore perfected plans to conduct the 2015 examinations with CBT only for the purpose of curbing examinations malpractice with no missing result and answer scripts. This paper tends to evaluate the effectiveness, the infrastructure required and examines the attitude and views of Post Secondary School Students towards the use of CBT.



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Victor O. Obuda, Federal Polytechnic, Nigeria
K.O Omoregie, Federal Polytechnic, Nigeria

Paper Information
Conference: ECTC2015
Stream: Computer Adaptive Testing

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