The University of Lagos (UNILAG) says its students have built an app called Kinpeak UTME App to prepare for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
UTME, the computer-based examination administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for prospective undergraduates in Nigeria, tests their problem-solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of scientific concepts of each subject taken.
Unilag says the students of the Faculty of Education that built the Kinpeak UTME App “have put to good use their classroom experience.”
How Kinpeak UTME App Was Built
The Kinpeak UTME app, an offline e-learning and practice app built to help and enhance student preparation for the UTME “in an exceptional way,” was recently introduced to Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe, UNILAG Vice-Chancellor, during a courtesy visit by the students to the Vice-Chancellor, according to the institution.
The students who built the Kinpeak UTME App, Ogunniyi Opeyemi Abiola, Agomeze Saint Chukwuemeka, Olatunji Deborah Damilola, and Pius David Okachi, were led by Prof. Bayo Oladipo, their team lead during the courtesy visit, UNILAG says.
The Vice-Chancellor warmly received the students, encouraging them to keep it up as things have evolved over time, for example, students no longer have to look for and present physical journals during project writing, as they are now available online.
The UNILAG VC congratulated them and informed them that the University would inform the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) about the app.
Hee advises that the students can also collaborate with the Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) so that past questions can be included on the app.
This, Professor Ogundipe says, would reduce the patronage of special centres by students who intend to cheat during examinations.
He also wants the Kinpeak UTME app builders to keep improving the app to safeguard it from hacking.
The Kinpeak UTME app, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, according to Unilag, was a project embarked upon two years ago at the commencement of online teaching when it was discovered that a lot of institutions found it difficult to migrate to online teaching.
The Kinpeak UTME app, which was built to digitalize UTME past questions contains past questions from the year 2000 to date including solutions and offline games.
It was birthed at a competition “Ignite”, where Professor Ogundipe had encouraged students to venture into entrepreneurship.
The app can be accessed with the use of a pin contained in a scratch card available for purchase at ₦2000 and ₦1500 Naira for bulk purchase.
Once the pin is used, it cannot be reused if the app is transferred from one person to the other, according to the app builders.