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Use of CBT in Secondary Schools improper, says Lagos NUT


 The introduction of Computer-Based Test (CBT) in secondary schools has been crticised by the Lagos chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), ITRealms reports.

The state NUT Chairman, Mr. Segun Raheem, made this known in Lagos recently while addressing newsmen, and said  that the Computer-Based Test is sure to encounter hitches  because most of the students were not adequately prepared for the test

He also said the non-availability of Information Communication Technology (ICT) facilities and human resources make the NUT unprepared, adding "Computer Science has just been introduced to secondary schools as a compulsory subject which is coming rather late."

Further, ITRealms gathered, he said that only a few Lagos schools have computer science teachers and some schools gave temporary appointment to computer science teachers. Others got the teachers through the efforts of the Parents' Forum (PF)." The unionist noted that most of the secondary schools in the state had a desktop or a laptop which they used mostly for administrative work.

He noted that a few schools have ICT laboratories with internet facilities, asserting "With the present situation, in my own view, I doubt if the use of CBT is result-oriented for students in secondary schools in the state."

 "Except if crash programmes on computer studies and practice is introduced in schools, which must allow each student to have a free practice with computer, CBT will not achieve the desired aim,  
ITRealms learnt.

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