From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Ahead of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which will kick-off this weekend, the Nasarawa State Government has organised a free training to expose candidates from the state to Computer Based-Test (CBT).
The free CBT training took place at the recently commissioned Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) CBT centre, located in Lafia, the state capital.
The training, which was organised by the Office of the Personal Assistant (PA) to the Nasarawa State Governor on Youths and Students Matters in collaboration with all local government chairmen, saw to the coaching of prospective UTME candidates on time management and how to approach examination questions.
In his welcome address, the PA to Engineer Abdullahi Sule on Youths and Students Matters, Abubakar Yamani Yammani, said the training became necessary following the mass failure during the 2019 UTME, mostly as a result of inability to operate computers.
Yammani disclosed that the free training exercise would be replicated across all the local government headquarters, under the supervision of the local government chairmen.
While commending Engr Sule for the initiative, Yammani noted that the training will add value to the students, as well as expose them to CBT.
“It is my topmost priority and prayer that after this laudable programme, Nasarawa State will become the best performing state in Nigeria,” he said.