Every year, thousands of enthusiastic students
around the country register for JAMB – the criterion for all secondary school leavers seeking admission into tertiary institutions.
The number of students who ace this test is significantly small when compared to those who simply pass it and this is largely due to the fact that most of them are hardly prepared at the point of sitting for the test.
Seeing this challenge, Samson Abioye
, a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University, got inspired to create a platform that assists students in preparing for national exams in Nigeria. Together with Abayomi Akanji, Imole Oluyemi, and Joshua Adebagbo, Samson founded pass.ng
is a self-testing online platform designed to help students prepare for exams from the comfort of their own homes.
On pass.ng, students have access to a host of standardized national exams including ICAN, JAMB, WAEC, School of Nursing, and some others. The website operates a freemium pricing model where students are offered a limited amount of questions for free while being charged for advanced or special features. Previously, students were expected to make payments for their intended subscriptions at banks but this process reportedly discouraged intending subscribers because it was monotonous and time wasting.
To eliminate this issue, a procedure of sending the recharge card of the intended subscription was also introduced but that proved abortive because the founders were bombarded with loads of recharge cards which they couldn’t make anything of. They finally collaborated with Nigerian Telecom services on an ideal system that allows users to recharge the specific amounts they wish to subscribe on any line of their choice. The amount is deducted by the Telecom services themselves and a percentage paid to pass.ng
Some Facts About Pass.ng
- In 2012, Samuel Abioye and a few of his fellow undergraduates (Abayomi Akanji, Imole Oluyemi, and Joshua Adebagbo) founded pass.ng.
- In 2015, the Joint Administration and Matriculation Board (JAMB) endorsed pass.ng apparently for its credibility as a preparatory website.
- Pass.ng won the Airtel “Catapult-a-Startup” entrepreneurship development program, which included a cash prize of ₦1 million and promotion opportunity from Airtel.
- Page.ng is listed as one of the services on Airtel’s website.
- Page.ng won the 2015 edition of the AAI pitch-fest competition.
- Page.ng was among the 2016 winners of the West African Mobile Awards (WAMAS)
Over the years, pass.ng has proved to be a trusted platform where students can get familiar with sample questions for standardized exams like JAMB. The founder’s ambition is to make it the number one e-testing and exam preparatory platform in Nigeria.
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This article was first published on 13th June 2018