Design and Implementation of an Open-Source Computer-Based Testing System with End User Impact Analysis in Africa

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Oyetoke Oluwole 1,*

1. Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Nigeria

* Corresponding author.


Received: 16 Apr. 2015 / Revised: 12 May 2015 / Accepted: 23 Jun. 2015 / Published: 8 Aug. 2015

Index Terms

Computer-Based Test, Education, Java, MySQL, Database, UTME, JAMB, Wi-Fi


The System is a Java Desktop Application designed by the integration of Java and MySQL to help provide a platform whereby computer-based tests can be organized and performed. The basic idea behind designing the system to have a fluid outlook and functional over a Wi-Fi network is simply to offer an operational scheme that is easy to implement by high schools, tertiary institutions and examination bodies with the intention of downloading and adapting it for their own use. Also, to provide a platform whereby prospective CBT examinees can have continuous practice and prior acquaintance with the nitty-gritty of computer based testing in general. This paper concludes by surveying and analyzing the impact of this initiative (being freely available for use and adaptation) on prospective CBT candidate’s test performance.

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Oyetoke Oluwole, "Design and Implementation of an Open-Source Computer-Based Testing System with End User Impact Analysis in Africa", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.7, no.8, pp.17-24, 2015. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2015.08.03


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