Okoye Faith Ogechukwu


The study investigated the challenges of 2018 Computer Based Test (CBT) Jamb examination for senior secondary school students’ academic performance in Anambra State. Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. 650 senior secondary final year students constituted the population of the study; while simple random sampling was used to obtain 325 as the sample, spread across the three Education Zones of the area. A 20 item questionnaire developed by the researcher was used for data collection. The validation of the instrument was done by three two experts, in Educational Management and Policy and an expert in Measurement and Evaluation Unit of Educational Foundations Department of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Data obtained were analyzed through mean and t-test statistic. The findings indicate that some challenges such as lack of infrastructural facilities, insufficient accommodation, equipment, power outage, incompetence on the part of the examinees among others affect the academic performance of senior secondary school entrants during CBT Jamb examinations. Gender has no significant effect on the challenges experienced by the students since government computer facilities provide for male and female candidates to the examination centers are the same. Based on the findings, the study recommends among others that there should be enhanced provision of infrastructural facilities, improved power supply and proximity of examination centers to candidates’ place of domain/residence.


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