The 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), organized by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) may have come and gone but the tales, lessons and memories it leaves behind is one that can be termed an advancement from the norm in the Nigerian educational sector.
The examination which lasted for about 14 days was conducted by the Computer Based Testing (CBT) method which eliminated all forms of examination malpractices, as opposed to what is obtainable in the past.
Although, there have been cries of being infringed by the organization of the examination; arising from power outages, network signal failure and other issues, it can by far be regarded as a testament to the fast evolution of the modern Nigeria.
Some have regarded the total conduct of the as being unfair, because of allegedly wrong scores allotted to students, power outage at centres and other issues. Irrespective of this complaints, the body organizing the examination must be given kudos for putting up a completely digitized examination in 2016.
Although other examination bodies have still ruled out the conduct of their examinations through the Computer Based system, there is much hope for the digitization of the Nigerian educational system and testing.
Kudos to JAMB for the near successful organization of the UTME for 2016.