The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved N133 million for the purchase of infrastructure and pieces of equipment for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting in Abuja.
He said the purchase of the Computer Based Test facilities would enable JAMB take total control of its examination processes to avoid leakages that had hitherto characterised the conduct of examinations by the board.
“JAMB had ran their tests for people who seek admissions to universities using computer based testing agencies and this has been attended by leakages over time and in order to stop all of that JAMB has begun to set up their own infrastructure for conducting those examinations.
“While they have realized that they had not sufficiently covered the ground they have requested, as they did today, for government to buy-up one of the CBT organization for N133 million.
“They bought over the infrastructure, equipment and the building
“So, the effort is that JAMB will want to take total control of all these examination processes in order to avoid leakages that had in the past attended their own examinations”, Shehu added.