An Agile Web-Based System for Planning and Managing Examinations in Nigeria A Case Study of Federal University of Technology, Owerri

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Ebiringa, O.T.
Asiegbu, B.C.
Amadi, E.C.
Ikerionwu, C.O.

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The paper developed and implemented an agile web-based system for planning and managing examinations (WSPME) in a university, focusing on the Federal University of Technology Owerri. The objective is to integrate an emerging technology into the university’s examination processes for enhanced effectiveness, quality assurance, productivity and stakeholders’ satisfaction. The paper adopted a mixed method design combining Agile Development framework, Rapid Application Development for quick web-based system design and development as well as survey for testing. The developed system was deployed and operability tested based on valid responses from 200 stakeholders to the survey questionnaire administered. Findings suggest that the turnaround time for semester examination schedule plan generation was significantly reduced, and semester examination management improved without any known error. Responses from stakeholder users indicated the friendliness of the web-based examinations system, and improved quality assurance, productivity, and satisfaction among stakeholders. However, the paper identified a lack of appropriate technology adoption policy, inadequate availability of technical and technological infrastructure, knowledge, awareness and skills among internal stakeholders as challenges that need to be addressed through policy formulation, technology and technical support infrastructure development planning and implementation, as well as continuous human capacity development.

Keywords: Agile, Web-Based System, Examinations Planning and Management, Performance, Productivity, Quality Assurance, Stakeholder Satisfaction

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Ebiringa, O.T., Asiegbu, B.C., Amadi, E.C., & Ikerionwu, C.O. (2023). An Agile Web-Based System for Planning and Managing Examinations in Nigeria: A Case Study of Federal University of Technology, Owerri. African Journal of Humanities and Contemporary Education Research, 15(1), 146-164. https://doi.org/10.62154/evattf79
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Ebiringa, O.T., Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Asiegbu, B.C., Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovation,

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Amadi, E.C., Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Department of Information Technology,

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Ikerionwu, C.O., Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Department of Software Engineering,

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

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