Okon, E.O and Yusuf, M.S and Agbogun, J. B. and Ogba, Paul O (2017) ICT ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN NIGERIA: A LOOK AT THE TIMING OF CISCO IT ESSENTIALS EXAMINATION. International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing, 6 (5). pp. 430-452.

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ICT Entrepreneurship Development for porverty alleviation in Nigeria A look at the timing of CISCO IT Examination Okon Yusuf Agbogun and Ogba May 2017.pdf

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This paper examines the free Cisco Information Technology Essential Training in Nigeria organized by A3 Foundation with support from the Rockefeller Foundation-Digital Job Africa to empower 1000 High Potential but Disadvantaged youth across: FCT, Niger, Bauchi, Kogi, Nassarawa, and Kaduna. The aim of examining the candidates at the end of the free Cisco IT Essentials training was to find them fit for Cisco certification which enhances their employment and entrepreneurship levels. Specifically, the paper looked at the proctoring and timing of the Cisco examinations as it affects performance. Research population involves the student who took part in the free Cisco IT Essential Training in Kogi State University’s ICT Centre. The study employed primary data to arrive at its conclusions. Findings indicate that majority of the respondents were of the opinion that they need more time to answer the final practical question on computer. Most of respondents were of the view that students need more time to read and answer the final examination questions on computer. As far as assembling of computer was concerned, a very large number of the respondents were of the conviction that students need more practice time to assemble computer from the bottom. A surprisingly large proportion of the respondents’ expressions show that students need to be given the opportunity to configure a working network by themselves. A similarly large magnitude of respondents said more time should be given for them to read and answer questions from all the chapters of the Cisco IT Essential training module. Despite all the observations made, an astonishing large percentage of respondents said that they will recommend the program to other people. Since Cisco exams involve multiple-choice test items which involve critical thinking processes, it was suggested that students should study carefully before the exam and watch the stipulated time for every exam. There is no good substitute for knowing the right answer. Even a well-prepared student can make silly mistakes on a multiple choice exam, however, or can fall prey to distracters that look very similar to the correct answer.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2022 11:38
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2022 11:38
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/3922

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