The Conference Marking of End of First Semester Examination Scripts organised by the Institute for Educational Development & Extension (IEDE), has begun in earnest at the Prof. Jophus Anamuah-Mensah Conference Centre, North Campus, Winneba. An opening ceremony was held to welcome the second batch of 87 examiners from all IEDE’s 27 Distance Education Study Centres. The activity which is scheduled for February 16 to 26, 2015, would ensure that examination results are released on time for the 19th Congregation to come off in April 2015, as planned.
It will be recalled that IEDE held a Conference Marking that brought together its first batch of selected examiners on the Distance Education programme at the College of Languages Education, Ajumako, from January 4th to 14th, 2015.
In his opening address, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni urged the examiners to adhere strictly to the marking scheme. It is expected that the examiners would be fair, firm, objective and consistent in scoring. He reiterated the point that, it was very important for the learning process to be evaluated to ascertain whether learning objectives were achieved. Prof. Afful-Broni therefore asked the examiners to give off their best in the same way they had been found competent and very meticulous in being selected for the exercise. He also encouraged them to engage in rich intellectual debate on the subject areas to help improve educational development in the country.
The Pro-Vice Chancellor acknowledged the efforts of the examiners, as major stakeholders in the running of the Distance programme and assured them of the UniversityManagement’s support in ensuring that their concerns are well catered for.
He encouraged the examiners to feel free to consult their course coordinators and competent team leaders for assistance in the course of the exercise and be sure to report any form of malpractice or collusion suspected.
The Pro VC cautioned them against any form of activity that had the potential to distract them, tendencies that could undermine fairness and unnecessary argument, and extraneous activity that had the ability to influence them in their marking.
The Senior Assistant Registrar (IEDE), Mr. Jerry Anyan, on behalf of the Director of IEDE, Prof. Edward Kwame Asante urged the examiners to work hard to improve upon the image of the University of Education, Winneba. He indicated, that, issues with regards to the increment of tutorial rates had been sent to the University Management for the necessary decisions and action to be taken. He also mentioned that it was important for the marking of scripts to be completed on schedule.