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UI don condemns lecturers expecting students to answer exactly as taught

A professor of Communication and Language Art at the University of Ibadan, Nkechi Christopher, has condemned a practice whereby lecturers expect students to write exactly what they have been taught in class.

The professor, while speaking at a literary conference organised by the Scribble the Future group in celebration of Nigeria’s Independence Day in Ibadan on Monday stated that examinations should not be about what a lecturer wants, so far the student is able to give relevant answers.

When asked about how some lecturers expect answers that tally verbatim with their given course materials, she stated that many of the materials recommended by some lecturers or teachers were not written by them and, so, should not be forced on students during exams.

“Did they generate it?” She questioned.

Also, the conference which was aimed at improving reading culture and celebrating the Independence Day involved a number of young leaders who constituted the discussing panel at the event.

The invited panellists at the occasion were John Oluwadero, founder of Building Nations Initiative and Mandela Washington Fellow; Precious Adebola, a budding researcher, educationist, writer, and co-founder of Precious Fountain Tutorial; Rasaq Malik Gbolahan, author of the poetry collection No Home in this Land, 2017 African Poetry Prize and 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee; and Chindinma Owuke, a Law graduate at UI and founder of the book club, Kawe Africa.

The panellists all spoke about the need for a better society and improved reading habit.

“Scribble the Future is a team of young Nigerians who believe Literature can help in life,” the founder of the group, Amos Adejimi explained this while giving the welcome address.

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