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Experts attribute poor performance in UTME to computer skill

The Computer Proprietors Association of Nigeria, CPAN, says lack of basic computer knowledge by candidates affected the smooth conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

The President of the Association, Mr Maxwell Akwuruoha stated this in Abuja at a media conference on the challenges and solutions to issues to the 2019 JAMB UTME exercise.

Mr. Akwuruoha also identified the technical failure such as power, and network connectivity as some of the challenges.

He said the computer proprietors through its support programmes had strengthened Computer Based Test Centers in addressing numerous challenges that might arise during exams.

The CPAN President explained that the association has initiated digital literacy programmes to engage CBT centers to continuously stimulate their systems rather than allow them to be fallow throughout the year.

Mr Akwuruoha Proffered stiffer penalties for persons who engaged in exam malpractices


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