November 27, 2016

Mass Failure Going On at National Open University of Nigeria

This has been a very disturbing issue on the heart of students. In this second batch of the National Open University of Nigeria (noun) 2016, noun have been out of the league, if I would say. 

Noun is said to be an online/distance learning institution but for over some months now the students have not been able to assess the school portal, and this has resulted in some major issues with some student not being able to complete their registration, pay their fees or submit their test (Tma). 

Noun, being aware that there is no way to communicate or pass announcement to students, without even sending out text messages to them, went ahead to fix an examination. 

I have never heard where a distance learning institution is operating an exam when their portal is not accessible. Noun didn't only block out the students from not being able to access their private portal they also made most of them not to be able to write their test without any reasonable explanation on why the portal shut down.

With all this happening, 95 percent of the students who are writing their exams have been recording mass failure in all the 3 exams that have taken place, with no student scoring up to 50 in the exams.

The scores have been circling from 0-30 and with that, students have been complaining but noun officials seems to be putting on deaf ears to their complains. There have also been complains of malfunctioning computers and incomplete questions having no solutions in them but still no staff is giving any response to it and no official is wanting to resolve or bring solution to it.

Most students are angry and are saying the exam should stop till a time when the portal is rectified, even if it will take all through the year, than for them to be treated as if they don't matter at all.

Sent in by: Concerned NOUN students.

17 comments:

Rosemary Ezeji said...

The authorities and management should look into the case to rectify the problem for their students

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

This is really bad and I feel for the student in Noun..
The officials should fix everything before setting the exams..

#GodSavesUsAll

Jekwu said...

Olu, are you there?
Education system is garbage in and out. What you impact on the student is what they grow into when the teachers are not properly cared for the devote their time on other means of lively hood biko.

Iliyasu sulaiman sani said...

seriously, most of the student are not reading cos they are not staying in school

Anonymous said...

I don't know where PMB got his appointees, they seem to be negative people who like to replace working processes with retarding policies.

I learnt the summary of this mess is due to change in IT personnel from experts to quacks.

Some students who were able to sit for exams were faced with incomplete questions, questions marked in orange in which picking an answer was impossible. This is outright rubbish.

Anonymous said...

For real I personally a student of noun have not submitted even one of my Tma's yet am writing my Degree examination what do I have to say, who do I run to and who will explain reasons of this maltreatment to me?

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

This is serious. I will urge them to tender their issues before minister of education before it's too late

Anslem Caesar said...

No, this is not good. These guys should try and do something about it. Online studies should be free from stuffs like this. Everything should be smooth.

Chioma Ujo said...

Na wa o. This is not funny o. Something should be done about it asap

Ay360 said...

Dats one big disadvantages of online education, network can misbhave anytime

Anonymous said...

Is very bad imagain student writing 8 exams in 3days dat is unfair student can't even complet their TMA

ope alliu said...

But everything is wrong about this national open University

Anonymous said...

This story doesn't add up. If the portal is inaccessible how did they get more than 95% of the students enrolled for the course to write the exam?
This is Naija sha. People will always embellish stories to get external attention.

olisayemk said...

That is serious negligence on the part of the school authority, they should try and rectify their website.

Adeyemi said...

This is unfair and inhumane, the management has been oppresing the students. The managent just impose anyhow they like without earlier infomation. As a Noun final year student what do you expect me to do, I've written my exam but unable to do my test (TMA). Yet the VC keep mute so also the management in general. Now to the e exam there have been record of Mass failure, where the serious students will sit for the exam but unfortunately for them they will be scored wolfully. We hereby give a 3 day Ultimatum Let the management employ expertise or if unable let them resign if the University is too large for them to leading.

Adeyemi said...

This is unfair and inhumane, the management has been oppresing the students. The managent just impose anyhow they like without earlier infomation. As a Noun final year student what do you expect me to do, I've written my exam but unable to do my test (TMA). Yet the VC keep mute so also the management in general. Now to the e exam there have been record of Mass failure, where the serious students will sit for the exam but unfortunately for them they will be scored wolfully. We hereby give a 3 day Ultimatum Let the management employ expertise or if unable let them resign if the University is too large to lead.
Thanks.
Adeyemi

Adeyemi said...

This is unfair and inhumane, the management has been oppresing the students. The managent just impose anyhow they like without earlier infomation. As a Noun final year student what do you expect me to do, I've written my exam but unable to do my test (TMA). Yet the VC keep mute so also the management in general. Now to the e exam there have been record of Mass failure, where the serious students will sit for the exam but unfortunately for them they will be scored wolfully. We hereby give a 3 day Ultimatum Let the management employ expertise or if unable let them resign if the University is too large to lead

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