JAMB Targets More Foreign Candidates In UTME
Nigeria's education standard may be low in rating, but there are people abroad who still have interest in studying in Nigeria.
Is this possible?
Some people who have very low enthusiasm about the oil-rich nation's education standard may ask this question.
But the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is looking at organising Computer Based Test for Nigerians abroad.
On Sunday, JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, said the examination body would work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct the public examination.
Benjamin told newsmen that the collaboration is to enhance the conduct of UTME for foreign candidates in 2018.
He said 2017 UTME was conducted for foreign candidates on September 30 in Gambia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Cote D’ Voir, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, South Africa and Cameroon.
According to him, although the conduct of the examination is not justifiable, in terms of monetary value, there is need for JAMB to collaborate, to promote growth in the education sector.
"We are already promoting CBT in line with international best practices. We have taken it to some countries in Africa, we need to do more to encourage the practice.
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"We have even gone ahead to see how we can put some countries on the global map by conducting our public examination there through CBT.
"What we want to do is to partner with the Ministry to be able to key into the global technology revolution as part of our foreign policy," Mr Benjamin said.