The Kano state Executive Council has approved the establishment of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Computer-Based Testing Centres (CBTCs) in the five newly created Emirates Councils as zonal offices and 44 local government areas in the state.
This was contained in a statement by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammadu Garba while briefing newsmen at the council’s weekly meeting at Africa House, Government House in Kano.
The commissioner explained that the reason for the establishment of other additional CBTs, was due to the informed demand and to prevent circumstances whereby most of the candidates during exams have to be conditionally sent to the neighboring states, like Bauchi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Katsina, etc. to take part in the exam.
He also, clarified that the approval was made during the council’s sitting, the council approved the establishment of the State Council on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to fast track the spread of ICT skills to the grassroots.
He added that his ministry would not be alone to administer the project, he said including the commissioner of Science, Technology, and Innovation as well as the that of local government, while the commissioners for information, education, higher education and all the chairmen of 44 local governments in the state are to serve as members.
In another development, the commissioner has similarly revealed that the council received a proposal from a private developer to use the old Triumph Publishing Company complex to create a specialized Forex Market (Kasuwar ‘yan chanji), the first of its kind in Nigeria.