1,500 jostle for 800 School of Health Tech admission slots

By Kemi Olatunde
For the ongoing entrance examination into the School of Health Technology, Akure, at least 1,500 participated in a five-day computer based test which will end tomorrow.

Speaking with Journalists after the inspection, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination, saying that the school is having a computer based test for the first time.

He stated that the advantage of the computer based test is enormous especially in terms of effectiveness and accuracy while disclosing that the system allows the student to know his or her score immediately after the test.

He commended the authority of the school for the impressive manner in which it conducted the examination.

He further expressed confidence that the institution will assume the status of a college before the year runs out.

He stated that the bill to amend the school’s status to a college is in process and will take effect as soon as the amended bill is passed by the House of Assembly.

He expressed that as soon as the school assumed the status of a college, it will be able to access test fund amidst other advantages which will relieve the state of some of its burden.

He however stated that there are rooms for improvement especially in the area of providing more space for the Students writing the examination.

The principal of the school, Felix Olawoye said that the school is the first among its equal in the country that would conduct a computer based test.

He stated that the move was made in order to ensure that the students admitted are able to compete with their counterparts in the country.

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He expressed that the computer based test is one that ensures transparency as each student knows his or her result before leaving the examination hall.

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