PERCEPTION OF STUDENTS TOWARDS JOINT ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION EXAMINATION COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION
1.1 Background to the Study
Information and communication technology is presently perceived as a propelling
force in attaining global economic development. Nwagwu (2006) states that the rapid rate at which information and communication technologies has evolved since the mid 20th century, the convergence and pervasiveness of information and communication
technologies give them a strong role in development and globalization. It equally refers to a definite knowledge acquired or supported about something or somebody or collected facts and data about a specific subject. Obiekezie and Onyema (2000) opine that communication is the process of transferring ideas, skills or aptitudes from one person to another accurately and satisfactorily.
Okoye (2005) perceives information and communication technology as the use of
electronic means to collect data, process, store, retrieve and make available different types of messages to people around the world. McGorry (2002) postulated that information and communication technology has the potential to remove the barriers that are causing the problems of low rate of education in any country; it can be used as a tool to overcome time and distance barriers. The field of education has been affected by information and communication technology which have undoubtedly affected teaching, learning and research, (Yusuf, 2005). Education is the driving force of economic and social development in any society, it is necessary to find ways to make education of good quality, accessible, and affordable to all, using the latest technology available to propel the national educational system to greater level with cutting edge technologies.
Statement of the Problem
Information and communication technology now controls all aspects of human life
such as science and technology and in education in the areas of computer managed
instruction and computer aided instructions which are the bases of computer in education like computer based examination as it is commonly called. Joint Admission and Matriculation Board adopted the use of computer based examination to assess students who seeks admission in Nigerian universities.
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