Candidates ’assessment of the joint university preliminary examination board programme in Nigeria
This study investigated the Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)’s candidates’ rating and assessment of the programme in Nigeria within the blueprint of quantitative paradigm of the descriptive survey research design. The participants consisted of 139 JUPEB candidates during the 2019/2020 session enrolled in three universities. Three research questions and one null hypothesis were raised to guide the study. Data collected through the Current JUPEB Candidates’ Questionnaire (Cronbach alpha coefficient of 0.87) were coded on the SPSS version 24 in which the research questions were answered using percentage and mean and the null hypothesis was tested using an independent samples t-test at 0.05 level of significance. Results showed that the current JUPEB candidates rated and assessed the JUPEB Programme in terms of quality and access and in terms of facilities and logistics for examinations respectively as satisfactory and that they would recommend the Programme to family and friends. Also, there was a statistically significant influence of type of university on their rating, in favour of the government owned university. Based on these findings, it is recommended that university governing councils should make substantial funding available for the JUPEB centres to increase quality of outputs from the JUPEB centres.