Bursar visits Kaduna, NAF, Gusau centres to monitor PoP examination

By Inuwa Hamza Yunusa
Marafa (r), flanked by the director, Galadima, inspecting the PoP examination at the NAF centre in Kaduna

The Bursar of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Mallam Nasiru G. Marafa, has undertaken a tour of exam monitoring of the ongoing 2024_1 Pen-on-Paper at the Kaduna, Special Study Centre for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), as well as the Gusau Study Centres. 

Speaking at the Kaduna Study Centre, the bursar stated that examination monitoring was intended to ensure quality in the delivery, total adherence to the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination and to maintain the set standards.

Marafa said the university will not entertain any form of misconduct that may dent the image and standard of the university in the process. 

To achieve this, he said, monitoring the administration of the examinations across all NOUN centres became mandatory and an area of concern so as to maintain and improve on the standard. 

During the exercise at the Kaduna Study Centre, the bursar commended the way and manner with which the centre administers the exercise.

Moreover, he enquired about the sitting capacity of the centre’s hall, and asked if there was any challenge.

Marafa also asked whether the centre had recorded incidences of examination malpractice since the commencement of the exercise.

Responding, the Director of the centre, Dr. Babangida Iro, appreciated the effort of the university management for ensuring effective monitoring of the conduct of the examination at the study centres.

He added that this will help the centre's management to sit up and remain on track, explaining that the centre's exam hall has about 191 sitting capacity for examination.

Iro added that the centre had recorded no technical problem or any issue of examination malpractice.

At the Special Study Centre for the Nigerian Air Force, Kaduna, the bursar was received by the Centre Director, Dr. Madu Baba Galadima.

The exercise was also a successful one with no any issue of concern that may hinder smooth administration of the exercise.

The bursar, therefore, commended the centre for what he described as a job well done.

The examination at the Gusau Study Centre in Zamfara State has continued to record smooth and hitch-free success, according to the Acting Director of the centre.

At Gusau

To this end, the University Bursar expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the management of the centre handles the examination.