There are countless national exams that you have to write to gain entry into school or get a job in Nigeria. Some of these exams include Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME), Senior Secondary Certificate Exam (SSCE), and National Common Entrance Examination (NECO) among others.
For some writing these exams, a problem they encounter is that they are poorly prepared. Thus, the mass failure. In 2014, over 70 percent of WAEC candidates failed. There have only been slight improvements in the results in subsequent years. This is similar to other national exams.
Interestingly, the new Computer Based Test introduced by some exams bodies has been blamed. For example, Jamb started conducting CBT 3 years ago. However, the implementation has been very poor because many students have complained bitterly about the newly adopted test model. Last year, Jamb had to distribute between 40 and 60 additional marks to aggrieved students due to challenges related to the CBT.
This said the students cannot be exempted from this blame because many of them are not computer literate. Hence, it will be difficult for them to operate a computer let alone write a CBT.
This is a real shortcoming. But there is now a solution. It is pass.ng
Founded by Samson Abioye in 2015, pass.ng is a mobile application and website that gives students access to over 17,000 past questions and enables them to prepare for Nigeria’s most important examinations like JAMB, WAEC, NECO etc. The app simulates the exam format, past years’ questions, provides solutions, tracks users’ progress, makes learning fun and challenging and ultimately helps the students to excel in the examinations.
It is free to download, but you have to pay N1,500 to have full access. Interestingly, you can pay with the recharge card of any network. You can practice as low as N50 daily for Etisalat and N100 for the remaining networks (Airtel & MTN).