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ERIC Number: EJ1072777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
A Survey of the Implementation of Continuous Assessment in Nigerian Universities
Ajuonuma, Juliet O.
African Higher Education Review, v1 Jun 2008
This study was designed to carry out a survey of the implementation of continuous assessment (CA) in Nigerian universities. Two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The sample for the study consisted of 1,340 respondents. A 24 item self-report instrument was used for the study. The data generated, were analyzed using mean and t-test. The result revealed that, out of the twenty-four continuous assessment implementation items, Nigerian University lecturers implement only eleven. Thirteen are not implemented, some of which include; setting questions using table of specification, assessment of students in affective and psychomotor domains, developing and using valid instruments for assessment in the three domains. In addition, sex does not have any influence on the implementation of continuous assessment in Nigerian universities. Provision of adequate fund to schools and exposure of lecturers to conferences, seminars and workshops were some of the solutions proffered to remedy the ugly situation. [Paper presented at the Regional Conference of Higher Education Research and Policy Network (HERPNET) (2nd, Ibadan, Nigeria, August 13-16, 2007).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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