Author : Gabriel A. Okafor (Ph.D)

One of the most disturbing challenges in our education industry today is the dismal poor performance of candidates/students in the public examination bodies such as WAEC, NECO and NABTEB. It was describe as a National shame as it was noted that Ghanaian candidates have be winning all WAEC international awards in the recent time leaving Nigeria candidate far behind. May/June 2014 WASSCE was described as a catastrophe as the report from the head of National Office of WAEC confessed that there was a marginal decline in performance this year when compared with results in 2012 and 2013. This paper therefore sought to investigate the attitude of principals and teachers towards open book examination as a means of improving candidates/students performance in public exams. Simple survey method was employed in a total of twenty five schools comprising thirteen public and twelve private schools. A total of twenty five principals and fifty teachers were used; the friendly principal and teachers indicated high positive attitude towards the use of open book examination as a means of improving candidate’s performance in public examinations

Affiliation : Department of Science and Computer Education, Faculty of Education, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
Keywords : Assessment, Examination, Open book, Performance, Students.
Date : Sunday ,01 ,March ,2015

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