The Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) has revealed plans to have the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) written by candidates from their homes across the country.
The development was disclosed by JAMB’s spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, while featuring on a radio current affairs program, Day Break Show, in Abeokuta.
Benjamin said, “We are thinking of open book examinations or allowing them to write the examination from their houses. Once we get the required technology, we can do it’’.
“At any point, if there is an issue, we find a way to solve it to ensure all candidates write the UTME with convenience.”
He said this was based on challenges facing the board, particularly in the ongoing UTME.
Benjamin said the results for this year’s exam would be delayed as there was a need to preview them before they are eventually released.
An information communication technology (ICT) expert, Damilola Oyeshola, who commented on the idea, said the challenge of IT infrastructure in Nigeria would make the idea hard to accomplish.