Nasarawa state government and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for equipping three Computer-Based Test Centers (CBT). In his remarks at the event which took place in Government House Lafia, the state governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule said, “I commend former governor and now Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura who built the centres; and the registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede for his support towards equipping the three centres. This will alleviate the suffering of students of the state who have been travelling to centres outside the state to sit for the examination exercise.
The governor said, the centre would be operational for the 2020 examination and it would accommodate students from Abuja and other states.
In his remarks, JAMB’s head of information and publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin who represented the registrar, said, “This is the first state-of-the-art CBT centre in the country.
“In the three centres, 250 candidates could be accommodated for three sets of 750 candidates, thereby making a total of 2,250 candidates daily,” he said.
The signing of the MOU was done by the Director General of Bureau of Information and Communication Technology (BICT) in Nasarawa state, Shehu Ibrahim and Dr. Benjamin.
Shehu Ibrahim said, the centre would not only be used to conduct examinations, but to train and retrain civil servants, ICT enthusiasts, people of the state and beyond and it would generate revenue for the state.