Business Education Students’ Opinion on the Benefits and Challenges of E-Assessment in Universities in Edo State

Henrrietta Abhameso OLUMESE


The study examined the Business Education students’ opinion on the benefits and challenges of E-assessment in Universities in Edo State. Two research questions were raised to guide the study. The descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study. The population was made up of 226 (100 and 200 level) Business Education students from the two public universities offering Business Education in Edo State. The entire population of the students was used.  The structured questionnaire titled: Benefits And Challenges Of E-assessment Questionnaire (BACOEQ) with 14 items was developed by the researchers and was structured in a 4-point Likert scale:  Strongly Agreed (4), Agreed (3), Disagreed (2) and Strongly Disagreed (1).The instrument was validated by the experts in the field and the Cronbach’s Alpha was used in obtaining a reliability coefficient of 0.88. The researcher was able to retrieve 178 copies of the questionnaires from the respondents and they were subjected to further statistical analysis using Mean and Standard Deviation. The Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 22 was used for this purpose. The findings of the study revealed the following: the E-assessment is relevant in assessing the Business Education students in the public universities in Edo State and there are numerous challenges facing the E-assessment such as poor funding, inadequate infrastructure and facilities. Based on the findings, a major recommendation advanced was that institutions of higher learning should consciously and actively utilize modern computer technologies in assessing and monitoring the progress of their students.

Keywords: E-assessment, Paper-Pencil Test, Computer and Business Education

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/10-10-04

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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