Acceptability of E-Examinations Among Open University Students in Nigeria

Authors

  • Butswat I.S.R, Jacob I.M. Ibrahim M.G.

Abstract

This study was at the Jos Study Centre using some structured questionnaires. Of the 100 questionnaires distributed to the students, 98 were properly filled and returned, while 2 were not returned.  Simple descriptive statistics were employed to capture the level of acceptability of the electronic mode of examination as introduced by NOUN.  Varied responses were received. Majority (49.47%) of the respondents preferred the e – assessment method as against 3.16% that did not like the mode of assessment.  Others fell in-between these values. But some 7.53% still prefer very much a mixture of pen and paper as well as e-examination. The respondents fell into various social status and levels of ownership of electronic gadgets like handsets and computers and various family sizes, but majority were workers (75.27%). Most (75.27%) of the respondent were civil servants. All (100%) of the students have handsets and over 40% owned either laptops or desktops and majority (80.88%) had four children per couple. The investigation showed that majority of the students liked the e-mode of assessment, but a small percentage prefereds a combination.  Management should therefore find a good and balance between the two extremes.

Author Biography

Butswat I.S.R, Jacob I.M. Ibrahim M.G.

National Open University of Nigeria

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Published

2014-06-06