Exams are an assessment tool to measure the knowledge and skills gained by learners over the semester. We know that they are a cause of much anxiety for many learners. Yet they are necessary not only because they provide proof of competency but also because they yield data which allows policymakers to monitor the quality of education provided, identify programme strengths and weaknesses, and so on. Within this context, what effective strategies have OUM tutors adopted to prepare their learners? What are their views on exams? Do they see exams as a promoter or detractor of meaningful learning?

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In my opinion, in order to evaluate adult learners effectively, exam questions should be ...

interesting, by including many real-life application questions
factual, based entirely on module contents
stimulating, based on relevant industrial needs
simple, touching on the main aspects of a subject
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