Director of Exams Expresses Satisfaction with Chief Examiners
Mal. Bashir Mamman, Director Examinations addressing Chief Examiners during a meeting, recently.
Mal. Bashir Mamman, the NTI Director of Examinations has expressed confidence and satisfaction with the performance of the Institute’s Chief Examiners.
Mamman gave the nod at the three-day preliminary coordination of Chief Examiners for 2019 First Semester Examination marking exercise, held between September 11 and 13, 2019 at the Institute’s headquarters in Kaduna.
“This is the success determining stage in the marking exercise. Honestly, we are proud of our examiners. The Institute is very proud of you even at management level. “That dedication shows that you are committed to teacher- development,” he said.
He further disclosed that the Institute had secured approval of its examination results from its six affiliating universities in addition to approval for successful affiliation with them.
He said that the Chief Examiners are the focal point in the marking exercise, which is responsible for the selection of the examiners.
Mamman charged them to encourage the examiners, to detect and report examinations malpractice(s).
He reiterated the commitment of the Institute in making the Marking Scheme and standard on the same pedestal and “as exhaustive as possible.”
The meeting, which main objective was the coordination and standardisation of marking scheme, has shown commitment on addressing all challenges raised.
The Chief Examiner is the overall head of the Team Leaders and Assistant Examiners in a Marking Zone and oversees the technical aspect of the Marking Exercise.
In a related development, the Director Examinations has commended the staff of the Institute for optimal performance during the First Semester 2019 examination exercise conducted by the Institute.
Mamman , disclosed this during the post-examinations briefing organised by the Examinations Department at the SMASE Hall on August 26, 2019.
Having commended the exercise while delivering his remarks at the briefing, the Director said the purpose of the briefing was to review the entire examination processes.
“The briefing is aimed at reviewing the exercise, with the purpose of enhancing its conduct ,” he said.
While responding to some observations raised, the Director said the Institute would identify centres with large population of students and post adequate staff as monitoring officers in subsequent exercise.
Also speaking at the event, Mal. Yunusa Danbala Labaran, the Institute’s Ag. Bursar, addressed issues and challenges on students’ Remita Payment receipt even as Mal. Sadiq Abubakar Mohammed, the Ag. Registrar and Secretary to Council, informed the meeting that Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, the NTI’s DG/CE had directed the immediate distribution of Course Materials nationwide.
The briefing, which was attended by monitoring officers and supervisors of the examinations, identified some challenges, which the Examinations Department, later expressed willingness and determination to address in subsequent exercises.
The 2019 First Semester Examinations took place between Friday, July 26, 2019 and Monday, August 19, 2019 for NCE/DLS, Bachelors’ Degree , Advanced Diplomas and Post-Graduate Diploma programmes nationwide.
Source: NTI News Bulletin Bi-Monthly Edition, August September 2019 Vol. 1 No. 020, Page 3