About East Africa University
East Africa University (EAU) (Arabic: جامعة شرق أفريقيا) is a Non for profit Institution university in the autonomous Puntland state. Founded in the commercial capital of Puntland Bosaso, it has additional branches in Buhodle, Erigavo, Galdogob, Galkayo, Garowe and Qardho. The college offers courses in seven core departments, including but not limited: Medicine, engineering, veterinary, Business Admin, Sharia studies, It also operates distance learning center.
East Africa University wanted to conduct exams of the students. Due to the lockdown situation, the university wanted to conduct exams of the students from their homes in a secure manner with the help of the proctored exam invigilation process.
University decided to opt for the Eklavvya platform after a successful pilot / mock proctored exam conducted for its students.
Question bank of the exam for various academic branches, streams, years are imported in the system using bulk questions upload tools provided by the Eklavvya platform.
Simple Exam creation wizard helped university to define all online exam patterns in a quick time. All students were trained about how to attempt a proctored exam using documents and videos about it.
University conducted more than 15,000 proctored exams in 3 weeks’ time. They received positive feedback from the students about the simple user interface and the seamless experience of attempting online exams remotely from their home. University prepared a proctor list who performed remote invigilation tasks with a computer connected to the projector/ big screen. Remote exam invigilation and AI proctoring made the overall proctoring process seamless for the university.
Here is one of the university examination head explaining how proctored exams are conducted
Here is the summary of the successful implementation of Proctored Exams by East Africa University
- System of proctored worked even for a limited internet speed of around 0.4 to 0.5 MPBS in Africa region
- University is able to achieve its target of completing academic exams on time
- More than 15,000+ exams were conducted successfully in 3 weeks of time.
- Students were happy as their academic sessions got completed as per schedule even in lock down kind of situation.
- Manual and AI proctoring with cheating detection helped university to conduct exams in a fair manner.
Here is the feedback from the university
Prof Abdisalam M Issa–Salwe,
Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs
East Africa University
We, at East Africa University, with seven scattered branches, had to suddenly shift our examination to online because of a new government policy which was intended to limit the coronavirus epidemic spread. Technologically, we were not ready for such unexpected instructions to move to online examination. However, we found Eklavvya, which came from the blue moon, to fit our needs.
Another big surprise for us was how Eklavvya had also appropriated its remote proctoring system with our requirements.
It is hard to shorten our excitement and honest feeling of how Eklavvya and its proctoring system fitted our needs with a friendly user system.