International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Information Technology | Nigeria | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015 | Rating: 6.8 / 10

The Perception of Parents and Guardians in Abakaliki - Nigeria towards the Total Abolition of Paper and Pencil Test (PPT) in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME)

Fergus U. Onu Ph.D

Abstract: The essence of any assessment system is to reveal the actual knowledge of the candidate in the subject being assessed. If the system is faulty, the result of the assessment will be unreliable. This paper examines the introduction of information technology (IT) into the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) assessment system as a major step towards the improvement of Nigerian educational assessment system. The research through a primary source of data from 250 respondents in Abakaliki Area deduced that the full introduction of the CBT system into the UTME was a major step towards the full utilization of IT in education. That summarily introduced the benefits of speed, reduction in all forms of examination malpractices and general efficiency into the UTME assessment system in particular and tertiary education system in general. The research revealed that parents and guardians some of who were university staff were of the opinion that CBT system should be extended to the general courses in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

Keywords: eAssessment, Tertiary Education, OMR, PPT, CBT

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,

Pages: 683 - 688

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