Effective Management of Examinations as a way of Achieving Quality Assurance: A Study of the Institute of Adult Education

Irira, Elinazi Michael (2014) Effective Management of Examinations as a way of Achieving Quality Assurance: A Study of the Institute of Adult Education. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at examining the management of examinations at the Institute of Adult Education (IAE). The study was guided by three research questions which focused on management strategies used for examinations at IAE. Specifically the study intended to unveil aspects of management of examinations that guaranteed quality of examinations at the Institution. It also intended to identify challenges that the IAE face in managing examinations and measures taken to address the identified challenges. The study employed a case study design under the qualitative research approach. However, some elements of quantitative research techniques were involved for the purpose of clarifying some data. The study was conducted at the IAE. Sample for the study comprised fifty four (54) respondents including one examinations officer, nine academic staff, four senior officials at IAE, and fourty students. Students who participated as respondents to the study were selected using simple random sampling technique while other respondents were purposively selected according to the positions they held. Data collection methods included interview, observation, documentary review and questionnaires. Qualitative data were analyzed through content analysis, which employed some simple calculations, tables, and percentages for handling quantitative data.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:27
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/589

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