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LASU To Commence online Exam for Postgraduate Students

Lagos State University has taken a bold lead by acquiring and deploying a Subjective Long Essay Examination Software for the first semeter Examination of the Postgraduate School.

The examination which will take place online will commence on the 8th of August 2020.

The programme coordinator, Dr Ibrahim Olateju, was at the test run of the Examination system where it was used to conduct a Mock Examination on Saturday 27th July, 2020
with over 100 students in attendance, and praised the initiative.

He commended the Department of Computer Science for deploying the acquired Subjective Online Examination Software, which according to him will bring credibility to the conduct of online examination in the University.

“This software brings credibility to online examination as the system allows online realtime invigilation of students while examination is ongoing”, he said.

He added that the Mock Examination carried out to test the system shows that lot can be achieved locally.

The system is easy to use, flexible to log-in, take examination and submit while remote invigilation is ongoing and ‘cheaters’ are identified and flagged.

The Dean PG school, Professor Joseph Olagunju, has also congratulated the University on this feat and assured that, following the teaching that has been ongoing at the PG level, COVID-19 will not be a basis to stop examination as this new Solution has put the initial fears to rest. He assured that the PG school will organize a training session for all PG Students on how to use the portal.

The Head, Computer Science Department, Dr Toyin Enikuomehin, on his part, confirmed the stability and security of the system, which he said, uses advance algorithm in Natural Language Processing schemes. “This is indeed a feat ahead of the general practices in online examination. We simply replaced the physical processes with virtual agents using relevant Artificial Intelligence techniques”, he enthused.

He thanked former Dean, Faculty of Science, Prof. Benjamin Aribisala for his support on the project while thanking other members of the Deployment team for their efforts.

“Once the environment is conducive, we can work together to achieve better results”, he concluded.

Meanwhile, only students that have paid their fees up to date will be allowed to write the forthcoming examination.

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