The Use of Computer Based Testing Method for the Conduct of Examinations at the University of Ilorin

Dr. (Mrs.) A.T. Alabi, Dr. A. O. Issa, R. A. Oyekunle


This paper presents an overview of the application of Information and Communication Technology in the conduct of post-UTME and other examinations at the University of Ilorin. It provides a brief historical background to the practice at the University, dating back to 2005 when it started by adopting the Pen-and-Paper Testing up to the present practice, using the Computer-Based Testing method. The paper underscored the challenges associated with the former practice, thus justifying the introduction of the latter, thereby justifying it. In conclusion, this paper advocates the widespread adoption of CBT method for the conduct of not just the post-UTME examinations, but also other University-based examinations with large population of students in Nigerian Universities owing to the success story of the University of Ilorin.

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