35th Annual Conference of AEAA being Hosted by Uganda National Examinations Board has been tipped to find new methods of technology to address challenges in assessments most especially examination malpractice.
Speaking during the ongoing Association for education assessment in Africa, the vice chancellor of Mbarara university of science and technology prof Celestino Obua said that new technology has enabled students to cheat more than ever before giving an example of students who cheat exams using wireless ear phones,smart phones with Internet,wireless mini pens among others.
He thus appealed to the assessment bodies to be vigilante about the misuse of technology by using transmission gadgets in examination rooms like CCTV camera,audio/video gadgets to detect wireless devices and transmission proof examination halls which do not accept any communication from outside.
He further faulted teachers,parents and school/examination boards for malpractice asserting that some teachers are said to exchange examination papers with students.
The conference runs from August 7th-11th 2017 at Speke Resort and Conference Centre Munyonyo, Kampala.