Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6328; Online ISSN: 1528-2643)


Students Perspective Comparison of Higher Education Entrance Examination: A Tale of Two Countries; China and Nigeria Education System

Author(s): Ogunniran Moses Oladele and Hou Longlong

The main objective of this study is to compare and contrast the students’ perspective of Higher Education Entrance Examination (HEEE) in China and Nigeria using GAOKAO and West Africa Examination Council/Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (WAEC/UTME) as a case study. The group age between the sample students surveyed at both China and Nigeria is between 18 to 26 year (undergraduate). A sample of 340 students in China and 350 students in Nigeria were the respondents used for the study. Three objectives and research questions generated are; the magnitude of student’s anxiety, perspective, similarities and differences among Chinese and Nigerian Students. Descriptive statistics of frequency counts was used to analyse the results. The findings revealed that students’ perspective on GAOKAO in China education is extremely tense and nervous which is the major cause of failing the examination. While Students’ perspective on WAEC/UTME in Nigeria education is that the score obtained from UTME should be used for admission in more than one year.