OFFICE OF EXAMINATION & EDUCATION QUALITY ASSURANCE

WELCOME TO OFFICE OF EXAMINATIONS

Paradigm University is committed to the assurance of quality education in all our programs. It is the duty of the office of Examination and Education Quality Assurance to oversee the quality of education in our University. In general, our office guides and controls the process of examinations and quality of education in all the following six stages.

1. Curriculum Design Phase

We actively  involve in the needs assessment and curriculum design process to make sure we have included the contents that students need in the actual market in their respective industries.

2. Faculty members recruitment

We also participate in the recruitment of faculty members to make sure that we have met the right experts to deliver the curriculum. 

3. Digital Content Creation Phase

We check and approve every single digital course content if it is tailored to satisfies the requirements set by the University Legislation and the federal Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Authority (HERQA).

4. Student Learning Phase

Our office also supervises students online learning process to check if students are provided with sufficient individualized technical support from out technical team members and live academic tutorials by their professors according to the University’s Academic Calendar.

5. Internal Examinations

We periodically control the administration process of schedule quizzes, and Final examinations if they are free from cheating using online examination monitoring technologies. in addition we use modern statistical analysis applications to measure the validity and reliably of test items in our question bank and improve the quality of our tests in the future. 

6. External Examinations & Standardized Professional Tests

In addition to our Internal examination quality control system, we also organize and collaborate with external examiners to help our students claim professional Certifications; and verify whether our university is up-to the standard of other international universities.

Remember:

If you have any questions, select the appropriate online form and send us your requests electronically in seconds. We are always online to respond to your requests in a timely manner.

 

INTERNAL EXAMINATIONS

We periodically control the administration process of schedule quizzes, and Final examinations if they are free from cheating using online examination monitoring technologies. in addition we use modern statistical analysis applications to measure the validity and reliably of test items in our question bank and improve the quality of our tests in the future. 

Do you have problems with Your Test Results ?

If you have any problem with the quality of one of the following categories or you feel your test result is not correctly marked, you can directly communicate to your course professor. However, if the dispute is not resolved you can apply to our office to regrading your tests by other professor or a team of the discipline experts.

The categories of internal examinations that our office supervise and control are listed below:

1. Non-proctored Automated Objective Type Quizzes

2. Assignments

3. Term papers

4. Senior Essays

5. Proctored Automated Objective Type Final Examinations

6. Proctored or Non-proctored Subjective Type Final Examinations

Remember:

If you have any questions, select the appropriate online form and send us your requests electronically in seconds. We are always online to respond to your requests in a timely manner.

 

EXTERNAL EXAMINATIONS & STANDARDIZED TESTS

In addition to our Internal examination quality control system, we also organize and collaborate with external examiners to help our students claim professional Certifications; and verify whether our university is up-to the standard of other international universities.

Our external examination and standardized tests Department facilitate the following:

1. Masters Thesis and PhD Dissertation oral Examination

2. National Professional Certification Examinations

3. International Language Proficiency Tests

4. International Professional Certifications

5. Paradigm University short Term Training Certifications

Remember:

If you have any questions, select the appropriate online form and send us your requests electronically in seconds. We are always online to respond to your requests in a timely manner.

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Online Forms & Documents
  • Online Exam Guide
  • Test Regrading Form
  • Oral Test Checklist
  • Standard Thesis Format
  • Prof Test Request Form
  • Online Study Strategies
  • Data Collection Strategies

Andualem Zewdie, Director

MEET THE director

Welcome to the Office of Examinations

Dear visitors,

Quality education is the result of several elements including the curriculum, the competency of the faculty, the clarity and appropriateness of  educational methods and the validity and reliability of the course contents.

 

I am pleased to welcome you all to my office of Examination and Education Quality Assurance. I have been in active teaching role for the last two decades. I studied, educational psychology, educational management, measurement and evaluation. I have taught range of disciplines from kindergarten through primary, high-schools and, of course, university levels. I love working in education industries and I understand well how quality of education could be acheived. I am a very welcoming. Should you  have any questions with regards to examinations or quality of education, please feel free to contact me.

Andualem Zewdie (PhD)

Phone: +251-924-876087

Email: examinations@maedots,com

frequently asked questions

  1. The requirements to join Paradigm University undergraduate program is basically similar in all departments.
  2. It may differ from year to year; nevertheless it is always according to the guidelines set by the FDRE Ministry of Higher Education.
  3. Those from the preparatory program should fulfill the minimum requirement of the Ministry of Education in their national exams and /or;
  4. Those who prefer to upgrade or continue their degree in Sociology & Social Work need to have a diploma in relevant fields of studies from recognized higher educational institutions (universities and colleges).
  1. The program takes four years to complete.
  2. You have to successfully complete a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.
  3. You need to have cumulative GPA not less than 2.00 and remove the “F” grade scored in any of the courses.
  4. You Should meet the minimum requirement set for the major course which is you have to get a  “C” mark.
  5. It is recommended if a student could take approximately 7.5 credit hours every term to complete his study in four years.
  6. You can take more than or less than the recommended number of credit limits per term if you get approval from your course counselor.
  7. If you take less than 7.5 credit hours every term, you will need more than four years to complete your undergraduate study.
  8. The average annual  total credit hour you may be permitted would not be grater than 36 credit hour.
  1. Each module will be represented with Four Block letters acronym for the course. Followed by hyphen and terminated with four digit numbers as in ENLA-M1001
  2. Each Course will be represented by Four Block letters acronym for the course. Followed by with four digit numbers as in ENLA1001 (There should be no space between the characters in the case of course code)
  3. The first four digit is a convenient acronym of the course full name
  4. The –M in the module name represents the word Module and differentiates module codes with course codes (It is applied only to module codes; but not course codes)
  5. The Last four numerical digits represents the following:
  6. The first numerical digit represents the class year in which the courses may be taken. Thus 1 represents first year; 2 represents 2nd year… (1-4 undergraduate and 5-9 graduate courses)
  7. The 2nd numerical digit represents whether the course has one prerequisite, more than one prerequisite or has no prerequisites. Thus 0 represents no prerequisite; 1 represents one prerequisite and 2 stand for courses with more than one prerequisites (Ranges between 0-2)
  8. The last two numerical digits stands for the course numbers as indicated in the college’s central course catalogue. Each course in a college should have a unique number between 01 and 99 (Ranges between 01-99)
  1. A program clustered into nine modules each with three to five courses;
  2. A program composite of 40% descriptive, theoretical and positivist, and 60% normative, knowledge and capacity building courses;
  3. A program composite of 50% of endogenous sources and realities and 50%  exogenous sources and realities of specialized knowledge all gravitating to the main subject – matter civics and ethics;
  4. A program composite of systematic comparison and contrast between theory and practice with at least 15% field work and practical observations;
  5. The entire program to be guided by  Criterion-referenced evaluation approach, with continuous assessment as an integral part of the teaching learning process
  6. A program systematically periodized in to 4 phases. These phases are the following:
  7. Knowledge broadening Phase (familiarizing with academic civic and ethics)
  8. Knowledge–Building (Describing) Phase;
  9. Enquiry Provoking Phase; and
  10. Analysis conducting and criticizing Phase.
  11. A program composite of self confidence – building, self – expression qualities, dialogue provoking and consensus building techniques facilitated by group discussion sessions, multimedia lectures and students’ reactions, etc particularly through descriptive courses.
  1. The grading system is depend on the rules and regulations of the college as stipulated in the College’s Senate Legislation.
  2. Both traditional credit hour system and European Credit Transfer Systems (ECTS) will be used. 
  3. 1 credit hour is equivalent with 1.66 ECTS; thus a 3 credit hour course will have 3 x 1.66 = 5 ECTS
  1. Each course in the catalogue is assigned a credit hour and European Credit Transfer system (ECTS) point value so that teachers and students would understand how much time and load it takes to complete the course.Most Western European countries have moved to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
  2. This system was developed by the European Commission to provide common overseas procedures for recognizing studies completed within participating countries within Europe.In ECTS terms, 60 credits represent the full time load of an academic year of full-time study, 30 credits represent the full time load of an academic semester of full-time study.
  3. At the Paradigm College, this would equal 30 MC credits for a full-time academic year, 15 MC credits for a full-time academic semester.
  4. At Paradigm College, we use American Credit Hour system. In order to get the equivalence value of American Credit hour point to ECTS point, multiply the Credit hour points by 2 or (divide ECTS in half).Working Hours or Student’s work load is the average total time it takes to complete the course. Work load is calculated by multiplying every ECTS credit point by 25-30 hours.
  5. At Paradigm College we believe that one ECTS takes 25 working hours for many courses. For example, since three credit hour course is equivalent to 6 ECTS; In order to get the total working load or students working hours in a 6 ECTS course, simply multiply 25 hours by 6 ECTS gives us 150 Students Working Hour per 3 cr. Hrs course.

You can simply open the course breakdown page and you will find them in a series of tables. As all courses are organized in chronological order, you can see the list of courses you would like to take or check in their respective terms.

If you are not sure which course has a prerequisite or whether you can take a particular course in a particular term you can always consult your Course counselor.