The University of Benin conducted its entrance into the Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Public Health – Reproductive and Family Health (MPH-RFH) postgraduate courses on 10th of March 2021.
This examination was a little different from the other examinations that are usually conducted in the University of Benin, as there was no need for pencil and paper by candidates and no need for classrooms to be prepared.
This examination was also different from other Computer Based Tests (CBT) because it was conducted over the University’s Intranet. There was no reason why international students would have to come from Africa or Europe to do the Entrance.
Thus, MPH and MPH (RFH) entrance examinations needed new rules of engagement. A Situation Room was setup for this reason and technology needed to monitor and to give care and support to the students was also deployed, in the Situation Room. Every Physical move of the students was observed and the sound from the environment was also filtered. The examination began at 10.00am as planned and finished at 2pm on that day, as it was conducted in two batches. This was without any eventualities. Monitors on ground to observe and administer the exams where from the the ICTU/CRPU (Prof D.E Ogbeifun, Director ICTU/CRPU, Jotham Edoreh and Chijioke Mokogwu), The CEEC staff Led by Prof M ifidon and the Head of Department of Community Health Dr Esohe Ogboghodo.
There was a lot of positive feed back on the exams and recommendations were made on areas of improvement for future examinations. Kudos to the school management, the CEEC and ICT/CRPU