The Electronic Examination in Nigerian Universities: A Case Study of NOUN
Electronic Examination is a product of Information and Communication Technology(ICT) that was developed to solve problems and limitation confronting the process and procedure of conducting paper examinations. Such problems and limitation are as follows: High cost of conducting the examinations, examination leakages, missing result, lack of flexibilty of examinations, long period of retrieval of results and so much more problems that give the examiners and students night mare. The problems have almost brought the conduct and credibility of print examination to the lowest ebb. This paper is geared towards improving the standard and quality of education in Nigeria, restore students’confidence and eliminate the loop holes that allow malpractices to thrive in the University system. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) is the case study of this paper. From the analysis of data extracted from the questionnaire administered to about 200 students from 6 study centres (randomly selected) . The data were analysed using t-test, Correlation and ANOVA statistics. Three hypotheses were raised for the study . The results showed that (i) the level of examinations conducted electronically have impact on the quality of students produced in Nigeria Universities, (ii) the advent and access to internet has brought about a significant increase in the quality of students produced in Nigeria Universities and (iii) the main successes achieved against examination malpractices are mainly due to the introduction of electronic examination. In conclusion, Electronic Examination is the way forward for our educational Institution in Nigeria. // Paper ID: 353
AuthorNdunagu, J N
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