The JAMB’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin has disclosed that the board ahead of the 2016 UTME had invested in the training and acquisitions of softwares that will reduce the possibility of candidates guessing answers correctly.
In his words, “Technically, what we were using before to test students was what we called Classical Test Theory, but now we have adopted what we call Item Response Theory. The difference is that the Item Response Theory reduces the percentage of guessing.The tendency for students to guess and guess right is minimal with this software.”
With this development, Candidates who are experts in guessing answers to questions during examinations, may find it hard to cope unless they studied hard.
According to JAMB, candidates will have a graphical result of the test sent to their phone numbers 30 minutes after the examination and the actual result sent to them within four days.