Examination with a Difference

Examination with a Difference


In a quiet and cosy hall, with furniture properly arranged and organised, students marched in. They were corporately dressed with their evaluation forms, writing materials and their Identification cards conspicuously displayed before they were admitted into the examination hall. It is the Omega Semester Examination at Covenant University.

As they sat, they said a word of prayer: Invigilators were there in appropriate number to ensure that the whole process was without a hitch.

The exam question papers and answer booklets were distributed and students were told to start at the appropriate time. Lateness was not permitted and whispering not allowed. Each student was focused, answering the questions to the best of his or her knowledge.

The students were aware of the zero tolerance for malpractice and the penalty it attracts when caught in the act. The Omega Semester examination for 2013/2014 Academic Session has witnessed fewer exam malpractice and health related issues than in previous years.

Medical Officer at Covenant University Health Centre, Dr Erinfolami Olatokunbo noted that the number of admitted patients (students) has diminished when compared to previous years.

This according to him was because most of them were fully prepared for the examination and would not give room to any sickness to prevent them from taking the exam that would make them cross over to the next level.

Malpractices have also been curbed as the students have been admonished to embrace the Spirituality Core Value at the various fellowships they attended.