Babcock University administration has announced the commencement of its second-semester examinations online via the computer-based examination approach. They suggested the use of smartphones, tablets, laptops, or desktop computers and the purchase of a sufficient amount of data for the purpose of the examination. The online examination will begin on the 11th of May, 2020, and end on the 29th of May, 2020. The examination timetable will be relayed to each student via email.
There are things to be put into consideration. Did they consider students who don’t have internet access? Are all the students aware of this vital information? Did every student leave school with all their handouts and materials? Will there be exceptions for students who may be on hospital admission due to any medical illness? Can’t they get help while at home since there are no CBT centers for strict supervision?
Even the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) make use of CBT centers. We all understand the coronavirus pandemic but in the absence of CBT centers, is this the best approach? In my honest opinion, I feel this is all about greed. What we should be thinking of at this moment is how to combat the coronavirus?
There are professional bodies in Nigeria that wouldn’t dare such. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) announced the postponement of their examinations. The National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN) and the West African College of Physicians (WACP) have also postponed theirs.
Babcock University admonishes all students to complete and close their second-semester registration on their UMIS portal. The UMIS password of each student will be required for authentication into the examination portal.
The Departmental Board is to deliberate on the results online on the 8th of June, 2020 and that of the school board will also hold online on the 9th of June, 2020. The Senate Board is also to deliberate on results online on the 10th of June, 2020.