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Maximizing Procedures Covering Conduct of Examination in a Potential World Class University using Operational Research Technique

Agarana, M. C. and Owoloko, E. A. and Iheme, P. C. (2016) Maximizing Procedures Covering Conduct of Examination in a Potential World Class University using Operational Research Technique. In: Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, March 16 - 18, 2016., Hong Kong.

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Abstract

One of the good qualities of a world class university is their high standard examination procedures. This paper attempts to optimize the examination procedures in a potential world class university by minimizing the major variables: time, cost and human resources involved in the examination conduct. Covenant University, the best private university in Nigeria, is used as a case study. The examination procedures covering conduct of examination at Covenant University, were modelled as a linear programming with time, cost and human resources as our decision variables. The constraint, including the nonnegativity constraint, were carefully formed. The standard form of the model is solved using Simplex method with the aid of a computer software - LIP Solver, which was used to evaluate the feasible solutions from the initial tableau. It was observed that some of the decision variables such as time to correct examination questions and address examination misconducts must be deemphasized, while decision variables such as time to admit students into the examination hall and time to verify students’ identity in order to admit them into the examination hall should be given priority in order to optimize the resources related to the examination conduct at Covenant University.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Terms—Linear Programming Model, Optimization, Procedures Covering Examination Conduct
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 14:15
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 14:15
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7895

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