Nnamdi Obikeze (PhD), Comfort Amaechi Ifeakor (PhD), Mary Okwuchukwu Akujieze (PhD), Christiana Nneamaka Anujeonye


This study examined the perception of lecturers on the use of Computer Based Test (CBT) in General Studies (GS) examination in Nigerian tertiary institutions. It was hypothesized that the mean perception scores of male and female lecturers on the use of CBT in GS examinations will not differ significantly. Analytic descriptive design was adopted for the study. The sample comprised 130 males and 220 female lecturers of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus. Simple random sampling technique was used to select lecturers that teach GS courses. A 31-item researchers’ constructed instrument titled “Perception of Lecturers on the Uses of CBT (PLUCBT)” was used to collect data for the study. The instrument was validated by three experts in the field of Measurement and Evaluation. The reliability index of the instrument were determined and this yielded coefficient values of 0.84 for section A, 0.79, for section B,  0.82 for section C and  0.74 for section D. Copies of the questionnaire were administered to the respondents by the researchers. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions and independent t-test was employed to test the null hypotheses at .05 probability level. The results of the study showed that lecturers perception of that CBT had a positive influence on undergraduate students performance, that lecturers perception of CBT had no significant influence on the competencies required by students in GS courses. It was recommended among others that CBT is a laudable method of assessment, and for its sustainability good infrastructural facilities should be in place before the commencement of GS courses examination in Nigerian universities.

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