- University of Uyo has banned its students from using wrist watches in examination halls
- The memo circulating the subject matter was released to the university community and is to be effected from May 27
- There are reports that the main cause of the action is the smart wrist watch which many have allegedly used for examination malpractice in the past
Technology is moving at the speed of light and things like phones and even these days, wrist watches, can help people connect to the world instantly and find any information needed.
It is mostly why University of Uyo, located in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom state recently banned its students from entering examination halls with wrist watches.
Ordinarily, watches are used for the primary purpose of telling time but with the emergence of smart watches, it could easily be said that students now go into examination halls with encyclopedias.
In a photographed memo trending on the internet, Uniuyo, has warned its students from showing up at examination halls with wrist watches. The memo which stated the school's grounded rule for examination conduct also shared that students are still prohibited from using phones in exam halls.
Many on social media have opined that the era of smart watches was the drive behind the new rule and most agreed that some students will go to any length for examination malpractice.
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Meanwhile, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has cried out over the federal government's failure to meet its demands, adding that Nigerians should not blame the body if any disruption happens to the flow of things in tertiary institutions in the country.
The national president of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, in his speech to newsmen in Abuja accused the federal government of displaying “lackadaisical attitude” towards the implementation of the 2019 memorandum of action (MoA), The Cable reports.
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