Improvement of Quality Standards in Examination Process in Colleges of Education
Keywords:Teacher education, examination process, improvement, standards, quality assurance, teachers,
AbstractEducation is the universal catalyst for qualitative development of effective citizenship and competent workforce required in building a modern dynamic society. Purposeful instructional leadership, prudent management of resources and vibrant evaluation of students’ learning outcomes as a means of quality control could raise appreciable standards toward an improvement of examination process in Colleges of Education. Being a major task in the school curriculum implementation, examination process is a basic mechanism for academic quality assurance in higher education. A comprehensive examination process largely comprises admission of qualified candidates into teacher education programme, effective teaching and learning of the subject curriculum contents, continuous assessment of learning outcomes, moderation and conduct of examinations, marking and grading of examination scripts, external moderation of examination results, computation and consideration of moderated examination results, notification and release of examination results, certification and production of transcripts, career induction and convocation of certified competent and responsible graduates for employment in the labour market. Hence, it is suggested that prompt identification of challenges and strategies for improvement of quality standards in examination process would enhance a comprehensive professional development of competent and personable teachers. Such well-informed educational experts shall use their professional expertise, ethical orientation and instructional best practices to discover and nurture a crop of gifted, talented and skilled individuals as credible future leaders in all aspects of our national life and global economy.
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