The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has conducted a selection examination for medical doctors who applied to work during the Jerusalem pilgrimage of the National Christian Pilgrimage Commission, NCPC, on Saturday
The test was conducted at the JAMB computer based centre in Abuja.
The JAMB director of special duties, Olujide Adisa, said the examination was held in the six zones including Abuja.
He said 250 doctors would be selected from the 4,370 that applied.
He explained that the examination is based on merit and the partnership would extend to the Islamic pilgrims’ board.
“Our core duty is testing and we do more than doing examination into higher Institution, we do consultancy services too. ”
According to him, the questions were drawn by the medical council and moderated by JAMB in order to ensure fairness.
“We ensure that the questions follow the international standard.” Mr Adisa added.
Similarly, an NCPC board member and Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of Health, David Atuwo, said the selection system was an improvement based on merit, rather than bias.
He noted that doctors paid a bit more than the nurses for the examination.
Mr Atuwo explained that doctors paid N15,000 which is not for profit making but to take care of logistics.
“It was well calculated. JAMB graciously lowered the fees for the commission. It will be a continuous exercise and everyone has seen how fair this method is. It is merit-based,” he said
He stated that the beauty of the CBT selection is that immediately you finish the exams, you have your score.
“You can’t deny your score because the system is there for verification,” he said.