Education in Namibia: A collection of essays
Examinations and assessment at tertiary level
Mostert, Louise; Kasanda, Choshi D.
This study is a case study of Continuous Assessment and External Examiners'.reports in
two universities in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The paper
defines the term Continuous Assessment. The first part of the presentation then examines
the conduct of Continuous Assessment at the two universities under study. The concerns in
Continuous Assessment addressed are: Number of ContinuousAssessment test/assignments
to be given per course; Absenteeism/ late/ non-submission of tests or assignments;
Security of tests/assignments for continuous assessment; and Plagiarism. Advantages and
disadvantages of Continuous Assessment schemes are briefly discussed. The second part
of the paper examines the roles of External Examiners at the two Universities. The findings
presented indicate that basically external examiners' roles revolve around five verbs. They
do one or more of the following: expose; impose; suppose; endorse and propose. The
paper concludes by affirming the power of examination. Examinations are here to stay.
Education; Collection; Examination; Tertiaty level; External; Southern African; Development
Type of publication|
Mostert, L., Kasanda, C. D. 1998. Education in Namibia: ACollection of Essays: Cape Town.
Windhoek - University of Namibia
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