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Actually, I love CBT for writing both exams and tests because with the coming of CBT in ABU Zaria, the issue of missing scripts and issues of examination malpractice has really reduced. The only problem we have with CBT is… when it comes to timing (logistics), they fix the exam or test for 8 o’clock but when you come it doesn’t start at that particular time. In some bad cases there could be up to two or three hour delays you know, whereas students have other things to do.
There is also the occasional challenge of the system going off when the exam or test is in progress. Sometimes, you see an assessment that should last for an hour but say 20 minutes into it the system goes off and it takes like 3 or 4 minutes before it gets rectified. Yes, it’s true that if your time runs out, the invigilators do take into consideration your lost time due to system interruption and may add, say, five minutes extra time for you but that is usually not enough because you could still have so many questions unanswered. That has the tendency to make the students feel dissatisfied and when the results come out, you feel you could’ve done better if there was enough time.
Other than that, I actually like CBT because looking at the issue of calculations, the examiners don’t go so deep into that with CBT unlike if it were to be paper-based. So that’s a bit of a relief for us, you know.
There is also the occasional challenge of the system going off when the exam or test is in progress. Sometimes, you see an assessment that should last for an hour but say 20 minutes into it the system goes off and it takes like 3 or 4 minutes before it gets rectified.FATIMA Aliyu
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