International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 12 (2018)

Conduct of undergraduate examination in the faculty of education and extension services: Salient issues to ponder


Dr. Khadijat Muhammad Sama

Examinations are academic activities, conducted in an organized form as a tool and a fair way to measure merit. The paper diligently observed the conduct of undergraduate examinations in the Faculty of Education and Extension Services, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. Considering the various stages and the many people involved in handling examination tasks, the paper extols the salient issues threatening its credibility. The challenges discussed in the paper include inadequate preparation, inadequate invigilation, examination malpractice as well as poor processing of results. The paper contends that until these (and other factors) are curtailed to the barest minimum, the bulk of the effort of the staff of the Faculty in the provision of well trained teachers to serve the educational needs of the nation would be a mirage. Against this backdrop, therefore, the paper suggests among other things that; the use of technological gadgets like CCTV could go a long way in bringing perpetrators of examinations malpractice to justice especially during examinations; an Examination Preparation Team should be set up by the Faculty to ensure that adequate preparation is made in due course; Departmental and Faculty Board meetings should be held prior to and after examinations for proper orientation and sensitization of staff on the position of examination as the life line of the University.
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Dr. Khadijat Muhammad Sama. Conduct of undergraduate examination in the faculty of education and extension services: Salient issues to ponder. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 12, 2018, Pages 199-203
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