SCHOOL EXAMINATION METHODS AND STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCES IN NIGERIA (COMPUTERAND PAPER BASED EXAMINATION IN FOCUS)

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Kehinde Abimbola ADIGUN, Mumuni Idowu ADARABIOYO, Samuel Olawseun ADEJUWON,Oluwaseyi Adesina ADEYEMO,Bayowa Teniola BABALOLA

Abstract

This work compares students’ academic performances in examinations in
Nigeria using computer based examination (CBE) and paper based examination (PBE).
The data for this work was gathered with the aid of questionnaire form Federal
University of Technology Akure (FUTA) which is structured to examine the view of
students about certain factors that influences their performances based on the type of
examination. Multiple regression and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to
analyze the data and the results revealed that students can maximize their time and
attempt more question on Paper Based Examination than Computer Based
Examination. It was also revealed that students read better when preparing to write
Paper Based Examination than Computer Based Examination, since the computer based
examinationsare mostly objectives. Again,in Paper Based Examination, Lecturers
covers more curriculum than Computer Based Examination.It is recommended that
students should be giving more training on how to use Computer before giving
themComputer Based Examinationand it will help them to perform better in their
academic performances.

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