TRAINING NEEDS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVERS IN THE EFFECTIVE USE OF ONLINE TEST ASSESSMENT FOR ENTRY INTO HIGHER INSTITUTION

Rebecca I. Umaru, Danjuma A. Ombugus

Abstract


The study was carried out to identity the training needs of secondary school leavers in the effective use of online test assessment for entry into higher institution. The design of the study was survey research design. Five research questions guided the study. The study was carried out in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Population for the study was 1032, sample for the study was 232 made up of 200 secondary school leavers and 32 internet tutors using proportionate random sampling technique. A structured questionnaire was used for the data collection. The instrument was face validated by three experts, one from Data Perfect Computers Centre Akwanga and two from Computer Education Department, college of Education, Akwanga. Data collected were analysed using weighted mean to answer the research question, and t-test statistics clusters had their reliability coefficients ranged from 0.82 to 0.86 respectively. It was found out that Secondary School leavers needed training on the five clusters in 61 competencies on the use of internet for success in online test assessment. It is recommended that computer training centres and institution with computer training facilities should use the identified competencies by this study for training secondary school leavers for success in online test assessment for job application or entry into higher institution.

 

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online test assessment; secondary school leavers; need; training; effective; assessment

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