The University of Lagos says its current non-physical Post Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) has achieved 95 per cent success as against reports in some quarters that it was unreliable and inefficient.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe stated this while conducting newsmen round the facilities used in the conduct of the examination on Monday in Lagos.
According to him, the cloud-based computer-based testing solution used for the conduct of the 2020/2021 post UTME of the institution is a versatile, easy to use tool for conducting online computer-based examinations and assessments.
He said that the service ensured that the integrity of the exercise was preserved through the Examination Focus Monitoring feature and Examination Proctoring.
The vice-chancellor said that the examination focus monitoring feature ensured that the candidates did not leave the environment of the examination.
He said it also provided a variety of configurable penalty options, in the event that the candidates left the examination environment.
Ogundipe said that the examination proctoring feature provided an interface for invigilators to monitor candidates via video feeds while taking the examination, with the ability to speak with the candidates as well as listen to them.
He said it also provided candidates’ images displayed beside the video to checkmate impersonation, noting that the candidate sessions were also recorded for reference after the examination.
According to the vice-chancellor, a total of 21,988 candidates applied for the examination.
He said that as of Saturday, over 15,360 of these candidates had successfully completed the examination.
The don said that so far, over 930 candidates who also participated in the examination had already been flagged for flouting the various rules guiding the test.
He stated that the examination committee would have another view of the video to further ascertain the gravity of the various offences, after which a decision would be reached.