Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has inaugurated a 1000-capacity mega computer-based testing (CBT) centre constructed by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the state.


Speaking at the event, the governor lauded the federal ministry of education and JAMB for the execution of the N1.2 billion project.

“I commend the federal ministry of education and JAMB to build this largest in Nigeria CBT Centre in Kaduna. It will make life much easier for citizens of Kaduna and surrounding states,” he said.

In his remark, Adamu Adamu, minister of education, described the CBT centre as the “first of its kind in West Africa”.


“I see this edifice as another step to improve the assessment process as this facility would provide a conducive environment for candidates to sit for their examinations,” he said.

“The implementation of the computer-based test mode of assessing candidates is a brainchild of necessity but with so many advantages.

“For a start, the CBT mode has largely eliminated the problem of examination misconduct, engendered faster release of results as well as enhance the credibility of the entire assessment process and is in line with international best practices.


“I have been briefed that this project is executed for the sum of N1,198,764, 285.00. This is besides the Mega CBT Centre built in Gbongan, Osogbo, Owerri and the various renovations of many more in addition to the ones constructed through its partnership with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC)”.

On his part, Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, said the centre consists of four distinct fully-equipped professional test centres with a combined seat of 1,100.

He said the facility also has four professional registration centres (biometric/prometric Centres) that process 40 registrants concurrently; and four equipped control/server rooms.

Others are 500 KVA generators with 8 units of 9KVA generators; 500 KVA dedicated transformer; 10KVA Solar facilities to serve as an alternative independent power source; and 100 extra systems/servers and other accessories for the use of other centres across the nation.


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