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In a bid to acquire the necessary skills to
conduct Computer-Based Tests (CBT), the
National Agency for Food and Drug
Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has
entered into a partnership with the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board( JAMB)
as a result of which officials from NAFDAC
were recently treated to a two-day training
workshop at the Board’s Headquarters.
In the course of the training, NAFDAC official

Were taught the requisite skills for the
conduct of CBT for its future selection and
promotion examinations.
The workshop also dwelled on the
acquisition of core competencies in the
area of test construction and the rudiments
of psychometric analysis.

The eloquent Professor equally bares his
mind on the war against illicit drug
trafficking as well as the various landmark
achievements recorded by the regulatory
agency over the years and other sundry
issues.
He said, ” My role as Director of Ports
Inspection is to ensure that all imported and
exported NAFDAC regulated products are
wholesome and safe for consumption.”
Continuing, he said,

Achieving this mandate: control and
inspect imported food, drugs, cosmetics,
medical devices, and chemicals at ports
of entry; control the export of foods,
drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and
chemicals by certifying these products for
export; compilation of guidelines and
regulations for importation/exportation
of regulated products; collaboration with
other relevant Agencies, Organizations
and the Private Sector at the ports and
land borders; sampling of relevant
products for laboratory analysis before
final release and conduct of round-the-
clock inspections at designated ports.”
On the challenges inherent in combating
drug trafficking, the erudite scholar said,
“First, drug trafficking is a hydra-headed
monster that demands huge investment
in terms of adequate manpower and
equipment to combat. One thing we
should know about drugs is that their
effects manifest in many aspects of
national life. For instance, drugs have
been implicated in the worsening
security challenges in poor and low-
income countries, especially in the sub-
Saharan region. Drug trafficking could
also be a conduit for the laundering of
illegally- sourced funds by criminal
networks across the globe. Furthermore,
the drug trafficking infrastructure could
be used to destabi l ize properl y
constituted authorities in fledgling

In a bid to acquire the necessary skills to
conduct Computer-Based Tests (CBT), the
National Agency for Food and Drug
Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has
entered into a partnership with the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board( JAMB)
as a result of which officials from NAFDAC
were recently treated to a two-day training
workshop at the Board’s Headquarters.
In the course of the training, NAFDAC officials

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Democracies. It could, indeed, be a
contributory factor in the poor mental
health status of the youths and other
vulnerable groups of any particular
country.”
Commenting on his journey to NAFDAC,
Prof. Adebayo said, “In the course of
plying my trade as a Statistician, I have
garnered relevant experiences in many
diverse fields. I had started my academic
career with the University of Ilorin right
after my graduation where I had a First
Class (Hons) in Statistics.”
On why NAFDAC is interested in acquiring
the requisite knowledge in item
construction, the Kwara State-born
University Don said, “NAFDAC is a
scientific/research organization that is
striving to position herself effectively to
function optimally in the twenty-first
century and we understand that
application of new technologies in the
various aspects of our activities is the
surest way of attaining global best
practices in what we do. To do this, we
are prepared to adopt innovative
approaches to getting things done
smartly and efficiently.”
Prof. Adebayo has some words of advice
for JAMB based on the training
experience to improve the process still
further.
“As I said during the workshop, I can see
the good work that the Board is doing and
I would like to encourage the Board to
continue with its desire to position itself
firmly among the foremost examination
bodies the world over. To achieve this,
JAMB must ensure that it consolidates
and sustains the successes that have
been achieved over time. The idea of
bui lding the institution a round
individuals should be avoided.”
On his assessment of the Board’s item
construction and validation processes,
he said, “On a scale of 1 (least) to 10
(best) I will give the Board a rating of 7
which is a very high score. The reason
being that there is always an opportunity
or room for improvement in anything one
does.”
The statistician gave a pass mark to the
Board’s operations saying, “The Board’s
systems are highly reliable and objective
making for a high degree of transparency
in its processes.”
On the conduct of promotion
examination, Prof. Adebayo compared
the merits of the current paper-pencil
mode of administering promotion
examinations at NAFDAC with those of
the anticipated electronic mode of
examination deployment otherwise
known as Computer Based Test and he
said, “The current system in NAFDAC is a
little unwieldy and may be easily affected
by subjectivity variables in the
determination of the presentations of
respondents and, as such, should be
discarded.”

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