Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu today launched a newly introduced application for the e-Exam exercises.
The new application, expected to be deployed for the upcoming e-Exam, was developed by the Management Information System (MIS) directorate of the university.
Declaring the workshop open, Vice Chancellor, said the exercise was to expose the staff to the modus operandi of new application.
Professor Adamu who said the workshop was jointly organised by the trio of MIS, ICT and exam and assessment directorates, will serve as another milestone in the university’s quest for independence from the erstwhile outsourcing services.
He urged the trainees to criticise and make their input in the application, as a way of further making it ideal for the subsequent e-Exams.
The innovation, said Professor Adamu, was never used before in the university, and stressed the need to appraise its strengths and weaknesses at the workshop.
The VC was flanked at the event by the Registrar, Mr Felix Edoka, Bursar, Mr Ernest Odeigha and the University Librarian, Dr Adam Gambo Saleh.
The Head, computer science department and the hosts, the directors of MIS, ICT and the acting director of DEA were all present.
At his opening remarks, the ICT director, Dr Madu Galadima, said the exercise was meant to expose the staff with the new module.
He said by the introduction of the new application, the cost of sending staff for the e-Exam would be curtailed, even as it will eradicate some challenges.
On his part, the MIS director, Dr Muhtar Alhassan, commended his staff for their dedication and for coming up with the innovation