ABUJA – THE Registrar of Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu
Ojerinde has stated that students and candidates
who are not computer literate will not be allowed
to write any examination coordinated by the
board from 2015.
Meantime, the Senate President, Senator David
Mark and the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde
have harped on the importance of proper
education among the youths, saying it was the
panacea to curb youth restiveness and other
social vices in a country.
Mark, Ojerinde harps on Education as antidote to
The attributed the myriads of problems like the
recent insurgency in the Nort East, the militancy
in the Niger Delta, the kidnapping in the South
East and other crimes such as violence, armed
robbery and drug abuse as a result of illiteracy.
The JAMB Registrar who was speaking at the
closing ceremony of the 2014 Professor Odusola
Ojerinde, his late wife memorial golf tournament in
Otukpo, Benue State said part of efforts to
improve education in Nigeria in line with global
best practices was the introduction of Computer
Based Test, CBT, for all the board’s examinations.
He announced that beginning from 2015, any
student or candidate who was not computer (ICT)
literate would have no business with JAMB
conducted examinations even as he declared, “we
are not going to compromise on that”.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the
Senate President, Mr. Paul Mumeh, the JAM
Registrar said it was for that reason that JAMB
embarked on the establishment of Computer
Based Centres across the country preparatory for
all its examinations.
He stressed that examination was central to
education and must be taken seriously at all
Also speaking Senator Mark said he was
committed to the development of education,
adding, “because I believe that a well educated
citizenry would be an asset to the nation.
“Besides being the foundation for any
development, education liberates the people and
curbs all forms anti social behaviors.
“Whatever, I can do to support education; I will
not hesitate to do it. I want to bequeath
education of our people especially in my
constituency as a legacy. For me , It is the most
The Senate President according to the statement
explained that he promotes sports as the needed
companion to education “because a combination
of both will enhance peaceful coexistence,
eradicates crimes, promotes unity and
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