By Jude Michael
The Anambra State Government has commenced the conduct of Computer-Based Tests (CBT) for applicants for the 2023 teachers’ recruitment exercise.
The state government had last year recruited 5,000 teachers into public schools in the state, before announcing additional recruitment of 3,000 more this year.
The tests are being conducted with the help of the Anambra State ICT Agency, headed by Mr Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata.
A press release by the Agency, which was signed by Agbata, stated that the test which commenced on Thursday, November23, has been going on without hitches.
‘The agency is providing technical support for the process as the government agency with the mandate to deliver the ‘’Everything Technology and Technology Everywhere’’ vision of Mr. Governor.
‘What we are looking at is a situation where we provide the milieu for the full exploration of technology across board and there can be no end to the benefits for Anambra people.
‘That’s Mr Governor’s vision and that’s what we are driving at. The applicants are verified by the ICT Agency technical staff with their national identity cards and examination slips before they are allowed into the CBT hall for the examination which lasts for only 30 minutes,’ the release stated.
It further quoted the ASUBEB Chairman, Dr. Vera Nkiru Nwadinobi, as disclosing that over 19,500 applications were received on the application portal, with the applicants grouped in batches for the examination.
She said: ‘CBT examination is part of the governor’s strategies to train digital teachers who will drive the vision of digital schools in the state.
‘There is no way we can have smart schools when the teachers are not ICT compliant, hence the need to conduct the computer-based tests.’