Communication Methods and Graduate Students Awareness of the Assessment Policies at Makerere University, Kampala
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The study sought to establish the relationship between communication methods and graduate students awareness of the assessment policies at Makerere University. The study was guided by three objectives namely to establish the relationship between (i) written, (ii) oral and (iii) electronic communication methods and graduates students’ awareness of the assessment policies. A co-relational research design guided the study using both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. A sample of 101 students and 10 academic staff participated in the study. Questionnaires and interview guides were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Pearson’s Chi-square test was used to determine the magnitude and significance of the relationship between variables. The results revealed that there was a significant relationship between (i) written, (ii) oral and (ii) electronic communication methods and students’ awareness of policies. The conclusions: were that, written communication method was significantly related to students’ awareness of the policies, where as oral communication method was highly positively related to students’ awareness of the assessment policies and that electronic communication method was positively related to students’ awareness of the assessment policies. Recommendations made included; that the university uses three different medium of communication methods together namely; written, oral and electronic communication, so that their good qualities can complement each other.