The book examines the factors that affect the internal efficiency of the regular masters degree programme, by coursework, examination and thesis of a Kenyan public university. The findings indicate that the programme had low internal efficiency levels in the area of submission rate, completion rates, the graduation rate, and the average years per graduate. The private cost increased for each marginal year. This lowered and threatened the benefits and the future of the programme . Among other factors the book indicates that the coursework content did not ground the students effectively for the research work and this affected the completion rate. Specific areas, which the students were not adequately prepared, included analytical skills, data analysis, writing skills and the theoretical framework. Supervision of students is discussed as a strong cause for low internal efficiency.
The incidence of industrial conflict and the nature of workplace industrial relations have occupied a central place in public and academic commentary on British society. Debate about the role of the trade unions in the state and the degree of authority that the unions can and should exercise over their members lie at the heart of the social crisis that marked British society from the end of the 1960s.
The aim of this research was to explore how examiners achieve and maintain high quality assessment during marking and moderation of the BGCSE (Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education) Home Economics coursework in Botswana. In 2000, localization of the Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) to the Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) took place as per the recommendations of the Revised National Policy on Education (RNPE) document. This new certificate system, marked locally, allows for varied modes of assessment, with more emphasis being placed on continuous assessment. In addition the assessment is school-based, with teachers centrally involved. However, implementation of this new assessment approach exposed, among other challenges, challenges in establishing dependability of teachers’ assessment, possible increase in teacher workload, teachers’ lack of expertise and confidence in undertaking the assessment scheme. This book should provide useful knowledge for examiners and all those involved in assessment as well as being a handy reference material for the practising educationist in any adminstrative capacity.
This book clearly shows that a significant number of physical education students achieved high coursework marks, but then performed poorly in Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) physical education examinations. Given that the two assessment modes generally tested the same knowledge base and skills, it was thought that a diligent and proper conduct of coursework would enhance learning which would, in turn, be reflected in a good examination performance. The study in the culmination of this book, explored a survey inferential design. Data were collected from Botswana Examination Council official academic record and analyzed by finding the Pearson correlation coefficient, regression coefficients and performing ANOVA for trend analysis. The prediction model for coursework was determined by fitting the values of the relevant parameters in the linear regression model. The book's findings indicate clearly that coursework scores were a good predictor of performace in BGCSE physical education examinations among senior secondary school students.
The book contains the original practical work carried out as a part of research at Masters Degree level at Punjab. The research work incorporated in this book focuses on the theoretical and experimental study of the effect of having and not having perforated fins on heat sink. The experimental results were validated by the theoretical simulations performed using a well-known software COSMOS. The whole included research work was compiled as a Master Degree.