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TAU Introduces New Computer-Based Testing (CBT) Software for Faculty Members

  • 05th Jul, 2023 3:21pm
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Oko-Irese, Kwara State, Nigeria,

July 05, 2023

Thomas Adewumi University, a leading STEM-i institution in Nigeria, organized a comprehensive training session for its esteemed academic staff on the effective utilization of the newly developed Computer-Based Testing (CBT) software. Under the guidance of the Head of the ICT department, Mr. Damilare Ogundele, the training aimed to equip the faculty with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement the advanced software in academic assessments.

Held at the University Virtual Lab, the training session attracted faculty members from various departments, all eager to explore the potential of this cutting-edge technology in their teaching and evaluation processes. The university administration, recognizing the need to keep up with technological advancements, took the initiative to introduce the CBT software, aligning the institution with global standards in educational testing.

Mr. Damilare, renowned for his expertise in Information and Communication Technology, led the training session with passion and professionalism. Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, he introduced the academic staff to innovative CBT tools and platforms. Participants were trained to create, administer, and evaluate online tests, ensuring an efficient and streamlined assessment process. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Francisca Oladipo expressed her delight in providing this opportunity to the faculty members, stating, "As an institution committed to academic excellence, we recognize the significance of incorporating technology into our educational practices. The introduction of the CBT software will revolutionize our assessment methods and provide a seamless experience for both students and faculty."

The university plans to gradually transition from traditional pen-and-paper examinations to computer-based assessments, thereby harnessing the power of technology to improve the quality and efficiency of evaluations. It also aims to familiarize students with the CBT system, preparing them for future careers that require computer literacy and adaptability. With the successful completion of the training session, TAU is well on its way to revolutionizing its assessment processes. By equipping its faculty members with the necessary skills to effectively utilize the newly developed CBT software, the university is taking a significant stride towards embracing modern educational practices and staying at the forefront of academic excellence.

This initiative aligns with the University's commitment to embracing digital transformation in education. By equipping the academic staff with the latest technological tools and skills, TAU aims to create a dynamic learning environment that prepares students for the demands of the digital age. Thomas Adewumi University will continue to set an example for other institutions by investing in faculty development and adopting innovative teaching practices. The CBT training conducted by Mr. Dare signifies the university's dedication to nurturing a forward-thinking academic community.

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