FG develops new strategies to track examination malpractices in Nigeria

FG develops new strategies to track examination malpractices in Nigeria

- The federal government has taken a more decisive position against examination malpractices throughout Nigeria

- This is as the federal ministry of education has developed instruments to detect and monitor crimes related to examinations in both advanced and ordinary levels

- The permanent secretary, federal ministry of education, Sonny Echono, said on Tuesday, September 24, that the instruments have been tested in UTME and NECO

The federal ministry of education says it has developed kits that would enhance the monitoring of examinations across the country.

The permanent secretary, federal ministry of education, Sonny Echono, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday, September 24, at the 23rd conference of Exams Ethic Marshall International (EEMI).

Echono, who was represented by Kolli Salihu, assistant director, exam Ethics and campus safety, said examination malpractices in Nigeria had turned into a monster destroying education and other sectors of the economy, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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He noted that promoting best practices in the education sector was an extraordinary task that required collective efforts and responsibilities. According to him, the ministry is deeply worried about the integrity of our certificates globally.

“This explained why the ministry had shown interest in the area of collaborations with relevant stakeholders like ICPC, EFCC, DSS, the police and EEMI to stamp out the ugly trend.

“The ministry has also demonstrated through its parastatal, JAMB and TRCN, that Nigeria could be able to have a credible and reliable examination and assessment system when all stakeholders express concern.

”It is also interesting to note that the federal ministry of education through the exam ethics desk in collaboration with all relevant exams bodies has developed monitoring instruments.

“This has been attested to be of an international standard and has been successfully used to monitor exams in JAMB, NECO, TRCN and NTI,” he said.

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Echono, however, pledged the ministry’s readiness to support any of its agencies and parastatals to ensure they confront the syndicate in the examination industry.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the National Examination Council (NECO) on Tuesday, August 27, released its June/July Senior secondary school examination results and recommended the de-recognition of three schools in Katsina, Kebbi and Oyo states for two years, for their involvement in mass cheating during the examinations.

The acting registrar of the council, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, disclosed this during the release of the 2019 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results in Minna, saying that a total of 1,163,194 registered for the examination.

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