The University of Benin conducted the entrance examination 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.
The 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.
The examination was also different from other Computer Based Tests (CBT) because it was conducted over the University’s Internet. There was no reason why international students will need to come from Africa or Europe to Benin to take the entrance examination.
Thus, the MPH and MPH (RFH) entrance examination needed new rules of engagement.
A Situation Room was set up for this purpose and the 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 2.00pm on that day, as it was conducted in two batches: it was without any hiccups. Monitors, on the ground to observe and administer the examination, where from the ICTU/CRPU (Prof D.E. Ogbeifun, Director, ICTU/CRPU, Jotham Edoreh and Chijioke Mokogwu), the CEEC, led by its chairman, Prof E.A. Ifidon and the Head, Department of Community Health Dr Esohe Ogboghodo.
There was a lot of positive feedback on the examination, and recommendations were made for the improvement of future examinations.
Kudos to the school management, the CEEC and ICTU/CRPU