The National Examinations Council has stated that it is prepared to send representatives from the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to examination sites in order to eradicate instances of examination malpractice in all of its examinations.
This information was presented in a statement that our journalist had access to on Monday.
This was disclosed at a one-day sensitization session on test misconduct in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, according to Professor Ibrahim Wushishi, the examination body's registrar and chief executive.
The NECO Boss also urged coordinated action to solve the issue.
The workshop's theme, “The Role of Education Stakeholders in Tackling Examination Malpractice in Nigeria,” was discussed by the speaker. According to Professor Wushishi, the issue must be resolved quickly if the nation is to experience full development.
Exam misconduct is currently one of the main problems affecting how public exams are conducted.
This workshop is therefore thoughtful and topical, and it should discuss the strategies that may be used to stop the problem and change the way that young people think about this cankerworm. No nation can advance if its youth engage in nefarious activities like exam fraud.
The nation's need for labor is impacted by examination malpractice since it tends to dissuade serious students from working hard, degrade educational standards, invalidate certifications, and produce quacks.
Therefore, he remarked, “We must assume collective accountability to break them of this unhealthy habit of wanting to cut corners.”
The NECO head continued by stating that the Council had implemented a number of measures to address the issue of misconduct in the administration of all of its examinations.
“Effective conduct of accreditation and re-accreditation exercise in schools, biometric data capturing of candidates to check impersonation of candidates registered for examinations and to help identify “miracle centers” where examination malpractice are perpetrated are among the measures he listed as being taken.
“Others include daily distribution of examination question papers and other sensitive materials, monitoring of marking exercises to ensure that best practices are followed, provision of covert operations by officers of the Department of State Services to guide against compromising examination through the internet, use of officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to provide security at examination centers to prevent miscreants/agents of examination malpractice,