By Felix Khanoba
Determined to maintain the high standard it recorded in the conduct of a Computer Based Test (CBT) for 37,000 applicants of the Nigeria Police Force, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will soon perform recruitment examination for some other government agencies.
JAMB’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who made this known while monitoring the Police recruitment test in some centres in Abuja on Friday, said the Board is always ready to conduct such exercise to fully enthrone transparency in the system.
“We have done about 16 agencies this year and we are starting another one in the next few weeks. We will be starting the Road Safety Corps very soon and we have assisted MTN, EFCC, Christian Pilgrims Commission, West Africa College of Surgeons and National Postgraduate College and all those who want excellent and transparent test. We will ensure that when it comes to CBT examination, the place to go is JAMB,” Oloyede said.
While saying that the JAMB-conducted Police exam was part of the process selecting would-be constables who met the academic requirement, Oloyede congratulated the Nigeria Police for approaching the Board on the exercise.
“JAMB will give you the services at a cost you cannot get elsewhere, because we are using already established facility and it is a public facility. All we ensure is that there must be a set standard and the standard must be enforced,” he said.
On his part, the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG),Training, Shettima Istifanus, who monitored the exam alongside with the JAMB boss, expressed satisfaction over the exercise.
.“We want to maintain standard in the Nigeria Police. You know JAMB has been very excellent in terms of conducting examinations. We want to get excellent people to join the Police. The reason we involved JAMB is to ensure transparency and with the slogan, ‘Change Begins With Me,’ we have started with ‘Change Begins with Nigeria Police,” he said.
The AIG said applicants who scale through the CBT exam and with a minimum of five credits in Senior Scholl Certificate Examination (SSCE), including Maths and English, would be shortlisted to proceed for further training at the various Police colleges across the country.