Aug. 27, 2020 | Author | 0 Comments
The second semester examinations for the year 2019/2020 of
Chrisland University, Abeokuta has been concluded despite the disruptions
caused by COVID-19 pandemic to World affairs.
This was made possible as the Management of Chrisland University deployed a
Management System (LMS), first, to enhance the University's capacity to conduct
examination online in response to the challenges of learning occasioned by
COVID-19, and second to ensure that her students education is not disrupted.
With this development, Chrisland University becomes one of the first universities
in Nigeria to successfully conduct its examination virtually with collaboration
with HP, Classera and Miral organisations which are based in the United States
of America and the Middle East.
The online examination which started on Monday August 10th and ended on Friday
21st August run smoothly with little or manageable hitches.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, professor Chinedum Peace Babalola rated
the online examination as successful with minor issues experienced which are
mainly due to network which is one of the nation's challenges.
Speaking with the Registrar of the University, Mr. David Olowola, to seek his
assessment of the examination, he responded that the use of the LMS is a step
in the right direction. He praised the efforts of the lecturers and the ICT
team, and also commended the students and their parents for their cooperation.
In a similar vein, the Director of Students Affairs, Dr Raphael Mordi said the
online approach to the examinations has proven successful and has,
therefore, come to stay. He added that most of the students were satisfied and
happy at the end despite their being sceptical initially.
While commending the effectiveness of the platform, Dr. Zacheaus Omogbadegun who is the ICT Director of the university said, “We have been able
to put in place an I.T. infrastructure minimally required to conduct
e-examination. With the platform, we have been able to carry out live
monitoring of students to ensure compliance with examination rules and
regulations and ensure the integrity of the examinations so that the output
will be of the required veracity.”
Dr. Omogbadegun stated further that violators identified through the live monitoring
device were captured for necessary disciplinary actions as the challenges
encountered were documented to be adequately addressed in order to improve the
system going forward.
Mr. Daniel Adeboye, the University Consultant who was involved in the training
of the academic staff on online teaching said, "the online examination is
a good beginning which would get better with continual usage". He
commended the lecturers for their promptness in drafting the questions and the
monitoring team for their efforts.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ayọdélé James Akinola, a member of the Classera Technical
Support Team for the university, has described the platform, especially LMS and
the virtual examinations as novel and noble interventions for the institution.
He applauded the management of the University for ensuring that learning and
teaching did not stop during the lockdown occasioned by Corona Virus pandemic.
Dr. Akinola further expressed satisfaction with the use of the platform
especially in respect to its unique proctoring feature, which makes it possible
to monitor the conduct and activities during the exams in real-time.
The president of Students Representative Council of the university, Mr. Ifeanyi
Isitua expressed his excitement about the online examination, saying he was
glad to finally graduate from the university despite the corona virus pandemic.
Many other students of the institution such as Omotola Olori, Oluwabori Banjo
among others were full of praises for the university management for ensuring
that their educational pursuits are not put on hold as a result of the