Issues with Jamb Online Registration in Nigeria Essay

1694 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 7 Pages
JAMB AND ICT IN NIGERIA
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is Nigeria's official entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. The examinations being administered are available for most students who choose to apply to Nigerian public and private Monotechnics, Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, and Universities. Most of these candidates must already have concluded their external examinations, administered either by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the Nigerian National Examinations Council (NECO).
By 1974, there were seven federal universities in the country. Every one of these existing universities conducted its own concessional examination and admitted its students.
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ICT tools have helped people find, explore, analyze, exchange, and present information—most importantly, without discrimination. When efficiently used, ICT can provide quick access to ideas and experiences from a wide range of people, communities, and cultures.
Education especially is another sector in Nigeria which ICT has improved with emphases on the students or learners who are the target. It is in the quest to rank Nigeria among the developed countries that Nigerian Examination bodies have introduced online examination enrollment for candidates, checking and recurrently writing of their examination in real time mode. It is also important to note that computer illiteracy in the country is still high in as much as the government is doing her best to see that it is reduced. Most of the Nigerians who claim to be computer literate cannot stand a practical test on computer operation especially the computer graduates.
JAMB as a Nigeria's official entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions on top of ICT to see that the country achieve her year 2020 vision by introducing online candidate registration, checking and writing.
Moreover, online registrations in Nigeria has been challenging in spite the developmental policies and programmes geared towards ICT in the country. In response to government efforts

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