Oloyede directs JAMB staff to stop usage of the term ‘network’ when they mean cable connectivity

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Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed his staff to stop using terminologies that are capable of causing unwarranted anxiety in the minds of the public.

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The directive was disclosed in the latest JAMB weekly Bulletin made available to The State Online on Sunday night by Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Media and Information of the agency.

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“This directive became necessary following the series of misinformation on the use of the term ‘network’ as it pertains to to the conduct of the Board’s Computer-based Test (CBT). The network in this context is simply the ‘cable connectivity’ within the CBT center. It should be noted that the Local Area Network at the center is not in anyway related to the internet or the Telecommunication connectivity”, the bulletin dated Monday 03,2019 explained.

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It went further to say that “members of staff are advised to desist from using the term ‘network’ loosely as it is being misconstrued by the public,” explaining that “the Board’s test items are delivered from the mobile server brought to the client systems at the same center through the Local Area Network i.e cables connected within the center to the server. Hence the term Local Area Network (LAN).
This is not the same as the Telecommunications connectivity.”

The bulletin added that” What occasioned the memo was a recently concluded third-party examination during which the Registrar was accosted by a senior official of the clent agency on the issues of ‘network’. Of course he was referring to the internet and when asked how he came about the accuracy of the term he was using, he replied that a member of staff of the Board had informed him that the center was having problem.

“As such, all staff are enjoined to stop the use of the term ‘network’ when they actually mean to say ‘cable connectivity’ or LAN issues.”

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