Blog entry by Adefolake Adewusi
Having written exams at least once every year for the past 32 years of my life, it’s unbelievable that impending exams can still make one feel one typa way.
Exams are meant to be a test of knowledge but they often cause jitters instead. Could it be because of Naija lecturers’ approach of deliberating setting esoteric items for exams? Which make all your studying and comprehension seem like a rude joke?
Anyways, I’m glad our LBS faculty are not like that. Exams here look to be a true test of understanding & knowledge. As they largely require application of principles not just a regurgitation of theories. I dare say that the exams are designed in such a way that even in an open book mode, you may not be able to answer the questions correctly without knowing how to apply the principles - something you will never see in the open books anyways. Smart guys!
Management Communication and Corporate Financial Accounting (CFA) went down yesterday. And I’m generally pleased with the outcome. No worries of failing even though I can’t really tell what score I will pass with.
Circling back to exams being a test of knowledge, for CFA - it dawned on me during the exams that I do not yet fully grasp the principles around posting of debit and credit entries. Well, though the exams are over, I’m sure going back to my materials to iron that out. ‘Cos ultimately, the point of my N7.2m is to learn organically not just pass exams procedurally.
Cheers to DA & ABP exams in a fortnight