E-exam monitoring: Kano, Dutse centres welcome Faculty of Social Sciences dean

By Inuwa Hamza Yunusa
Etila Moses in Kano

The dean, Faculty of Social Sciences of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Dr. Moses Etila Shuaibu, has toured the Kano, Jigawa and Azare Study Centres where he monitored the ongoing 2021_1 e-examination.

Acting centre director of the Kano Study Centre, Mr. Mudassir Ahmad Ishaq, welcomed the dean and took him round the examination venues to see for himself how the centre has been managing the administration of the exercise.

In his remarks, the dean applauded the acting director of the centre and the university management for the increase in students’ enrollment into the university, which, according to him, is moving in geometric progression at the centre. 

He maintained that with this laudable achievement in the centre, “it’s a clear indication that the dream of the university’s Vice-Chancellor for raising the number of students to a million would no doubt become feasible.”

Etila, therefore, urged the acting director, as well as that of Dawakin Kudu Study Centre, who was present during the visit, to strive towards realizing the one million enrollment mission of the Vice-Chancellor.

He expressed satisfaction with the way and manner the ongoing e-examination is being handled by the management of Kano Study Centre."The centre really deserves commendation." 

The dean promised to include in his report the need for the Kano Study Centre to be provided with more computer systems for effective and efficient conduct of the examinations at the centre as students continue to grow.

"I am optimistic that it will tremendously help in recording seamless examination exercise when so ever there is one. I can see the centre is conducting the ongoing 2021_1 e-examination in batches due to insufficient computer machines to contain large volume of students," he said.

He appreciated the correlation that exists between Kano Study Centre and those community centres recently established, as their students patronize the facilities of Kano centre for their e-examination. 

He also applauded the university’s Media and Publicity Directorate for its consistent update of information and educating members of the university community and the outside world as it unfolds in every nook and cranny of the university and beyond.

Responding to the dean's remark, the acting director of the centre, Mr. Mudassir Ahmad Ishaq, thanked the dean for being able to see their potential as able hands to drive the centre to the promised land.

He assured that they would apply all available arsenal to ensure that the one million students enrollment target of the university’s Vice-Chancellor becomes a reality.

"If the VC succeeds the university and all the staffers succeed. Therefore, commitment and determination would be our topmost priority for ensuring the success of the VC," he said.

Moreover, he further promised to work with the sister centres in the state for them to also grow to the level capable of depending and operating from their bases without seeking any technical support from the mother centre.