No fewer than 270 candidates turned up to sit for the Makurdi College of Nursing Sciences Computer Based Test (CBT) on the 8th of November, 2022 at the Colleges ICT Center.

Recall that the College called the attention of the public to their sale of admission forms online. This came because the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) had granted the College the permission to train and license student nurses as General Nurses. The programme which will last for a period of 3 years minimum, after which the student will be certified to practice as a General Nurse.

The Computer Based Test (CBT) Exams is also in line with the directives of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN). The College is ready to incorporate ICT into training of Nursing students and has met the criteria of the NMCN which advocates for the Nursing Informatics as seen in the new updated Nursing curriculum.

The exam was conducted in a free and fair atmosphere where candidates where subjected to a 100 multichoice questions and were expected to score at least 70% of the total marks allotted the questions.

Confirming this, the Head of ICT, Mr. Abiji Nicodemus addressed the students and assured them that ICT will be fully incorporated in their training. For those who will be successful after the CBT, all their registrations and payments will be done online. 

This will make the students appreciate the beauty of ICT more and prepare their minds towards the learning of ICT as it is given in the guidelines of curriculum implementation in Nursing. 

Reacting to the decision of the College to conduct a CBT exam in the college, some of the students who spoke to the management appreciated the College for meeting the standard of the modern-day education system which is globally practiced.