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Are exams fit for purpose (part two) - what are the alternatives?

Last month’s blog came to the conclusion that examinations* are fit for purpose or at least “a purpose.”

They provide the student with a clear objective to which they can direct their efforts and focus attention and are a transferable measure of competency that can be assessed at scale. 791 more words

Education

HOW WAEC AND NECO CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENTS' FAILURE IN SSCE AND GCE EXAMS

Excerpt from “Before You Blame The Students” …By Olayinka Ajila

a…From examination materials

Take answers booklet as a case study. Many times candidates are provided with inferior quality booklets that can be blown away by the slightest breeze. 600 more words

ACADEMICS/SCHOOLS

Are exams fit for purpose? (part one)

I have written in the past about what passing an exam proves but have never questioned if exams achieve what they were originally designed to do, are they fit for purpose? 706 more words

Education