Computer based Examination to be introduced in Nigerian universities for Students


Five universities, six other institutions and independent bodies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Testing Company Limited, an electronic outfit that conduct eletronic test to conduct computer based tests and examinations for students.

Speaking during the signing of the MoU, Mr. Tunde Oladipo the Managing Director of the Lagos-based company stated that the vision of his organisation was to relieve schools, examination bodies, corporate organisations and other institutions of the burden of conducting manual tests and examinations which involve lots of work, logistics and is more expensive in the long run.

"My company is in the forefront of providing computer-based testing of candidates for all types of tests across the country. We employ a process whereby examinations are delivered, taken and scored electronically. It entails the deployment of questions onto computer workstations and candidates answering the questions on to the computer, thereby making the writing of exams completely paperless", he explained.

Responding after signing the MOU, the Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Olufemi Bamiro expressed the appreciation of his institution for the eTC innovation. According to him, the eTC testing method would be more appropriate in the Distance Learning unit with large number of candidates and high logistics needs.

According to Oladipo, since its take off in August last year, eTC has made inroads into over 30 higher institutions in the country with eleven of them already signing an MOU with his company.

The universities include the University of Ilorin, Universitry of Ibadan, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, University of Maiduguri, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, and the Federal University of Technology and other six organizations and firms.