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YABATECH plans  computer-based post UTME test 

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Lagos – The Yaba College of Technology is to introduce Computer-Based Test (CBT) in its 2013/2014 Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to hold in September.

The Head of Public Relations Unit of the institution, Mr Adekunle Adams, in Lagos on Thursday said that the decision was in line with technological advancement.

He said that the new examination mode would, however, be used alongside the Paper and Pencil Test (PPT).

“This is the first time we will conduct the examination in computer and paper; the world is evolving, we do not want to be left out.

“It is a decision of the board and in line with technological advancement.

“In the future, paper examination will be phased out; so it is to make students computer compliant,’’ he said.

Adams said that more than 20,000 candidates had purchased forms for the post UTME test to hold from Sept.1 to Sept. 6.

He said that the second semester of the 2012/2013 academic session had begun, and that the institution was making efforts to make up for the time it lost to strike.

Meanwhile, students who were undergoing registration for the second semester in the institution said that they were happy to return to school.

Miss Damilola Agboola, a National Diploma 1 student of Mass Communication, said that she was delighted to be back.

“Staying at home was boring; I had to engage in skill acquisition for bead making,’’ she said.

Mr Sulaimon Kolade, a Higher National Diploma 1 Business Administration student said that he was relieved by the resumption.

“The strike caused us much pain; it has drawn us back academically; I do not pray for such,“ he said.

The students had been at home since May due to a strike by the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics.

The strike was recently called off. (NAN)

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