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Nursing Students’ Perception of Facilitators, Barriers and Value of Computer-Based Test for Licensure Examination in Akwa-Ibom (Published)

Computer-based test (CBT) refers to delivery assessment with computer as an alternative to using pen and paper method. CBT has been recognised as a solution to the entire globe’s greatest testing challenges. However, in spite of the benefits, its full adoption and implementation for examinations by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in Nigeria is emerging. The study aimed at assessing Nursing Students’ perception of the facilitators, barriers and value of Computer-Based Test for licensure examinations in Akwa- Ibom. A descriptive design was used for the research.  Three research questions and hypotheses were developed to guide the study. Sample size consisted of 218 (n1=139, n2=79) participant’s final year who had used CBT during their examinations. Data were collected through personal administration of self-developed questionnaire to the respondents Data obtained were compiled, coded and entered into SPSS version 25 for analysis. Means and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics to analyse the research questions, while the hypotheses were tested using t-test. Findings revealed that n1- 65.97% and n2-68.9% agreed that adequate training facilitates Computer-Based Test. 65.69% and 69.91% respectively agreed that interruption of power supply is a barrier to CBT.65.76% and 66.08% agreed that points cannot be expressed well in CBT.  Results showed that the p-value were greater than 0.05 level of significance, the null hypotheses were accepted. Nursing Students had high perception of facilitators, agreed that there are barriers in the use of Computer-Based Test, and they had an agreed value of Computer-Based Test for licensure examinations in Akwa –Ibom

Keywords: Barriers, Computer Based Test, Nursing Students, Perception, facilitators, value

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