In what at first was perceived as a mere pronouncement eventually had it’s breakthrough despite the unwelcoming remarks such as “poor networking, non availability of computers to serve every student, et cetera that greeted the introduction of Computer Based Test (CBT) to the first state owned university in the country.
Prof. Ignatius Onimawo upon his appointment as Vice Chancellor Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma had promised to make the university one of the top 10 best universities in the country, and also digitize all of its operations to a world class level by 2020 making it the best state owned institution in the country.
Owing to this promise and a full commitment to carry on the vision, the institution was able to carry out a successful Student Union Government elections via the internet.
The first semester examinations were conducted specifically for the 100 and 200 level students using the CBT method. As the VC promised that other levels would be involved in the CBT process during the next examinations.
The First ever CBT exams in Ambrose Alli University had it’s own irregularities which ranged from “network problems loading the next question, students being logged out before the expiration of their time, exams been postponed” and lots more. Of which the current SUG administration ably led by Comrade Cletus Oribhabor did everything within their power to ensure the success of the exams and also receiving complaints from students and swiftly attending to them.
But these observed lapses are expected to be worked on before the commencement of the second semester examinations.
These goes a long way to tell that the promise and vision of Prof. Onimawo in making AAU Ekpoma a world class institution is possible.