DVC academics in Kaduna for conference marking inspection

DVC academics in Kaduna for conference marking inspection

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academics,  Processor Joy Eyisi today visited Kaduna Campus of the National Open University of Nigeria's Northwest zonal conference marking centre.

In an interview with NOUN news, Eyisi said she was at the centre to monitor and see the conduct as well as the administration of the marking exercise for the zone.  

She further said she is satisfied with the nature of work at the centre and commended the subject coordinator for the smooth sailing of the exercise. 

"Every section of the exercise is well organised, they have a good leader for every and each section. For that, I commend them.

"What I thought was a problem, was never one  as I saw a young lady seated with markers so I got worried and I raised a question whether she had a Phd but I was told no she wasn't marking but rather with her mother," Eyisi said.

She therefore rated the performance of the exercise as excellent. 

The DVC later visited the Kaduna centre director, Dr Aminu Kazeem Ibrahim, where he took her round the centre, including the exams hall to for on-the-spot assessment of the ongoing e-exams.

In her response, she commended the centre, especially in the conduct of the staff, cleanliness of the environment and the orderly nature of the examination is also very orderly.

 The environment, sge added, was favourable for a meaningful academic exercise.

The coordinator of the Northwest Zonal Marking exercise, Professor Grace E Jokthan said the major hitches recorded were internet connectivity and the colour of some answer booklets, which do not allow for legibility of name and matriculation number, necessitating markers to stress over before seeing it clearly.