Pentecost University has rolled out full fledged digital invigilation of its examinations.
This is part of a grand digitization agenda that is ongoing in the University.
The initiative involves using CCTV and related remote sensing technologies. This took effect at the beginning of the 2020/21 second semester examination which began on Monday, 16th September 2021.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Rev. Prof. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua, the digital invigilation is a component of digitisation Pentvars is rolling out in all of its operations. Prof. Agyapong-Kodua added that, “it will go a long way to enhance controls for the integrity of our examination processes and build the needed behavioural changes among students.” He added that, “technology when used appropriately can constrain unwanted behaviours and enhance the development of right attitudes to situations.”
The Head of Digital Services of the University, Mr. Emmanuel A. Agyekum said enough notices are posted at vantage points to create awareness about the development for the students. He added that his unit has put the necessary mechanisms in place for live and clear feat, as well as appropriate responses to happenings at all examination centers.
Some students who shared their views said the digital monitoring has improved their experience. According to Derrick Adagbledu, a Level 100 BSc. IT student, “it reduced tension and interruptions.”On her part, Ms. Eva Garima, a Level 200 BSc. Midwifery student said the digital monitoring made them more “vigilant because they didn’t know who was watching and had no means to plead if caught in a compromised situation or anything that looked like that.”