February 3, 2023

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has urged Examination and Assessment Agencies in Nigeria to adopt ICT in tackling examination malpractices.

Adamu said examination assessment agencies should also build a multi-dimensional approach to address the menace.

The minister spoke at an event organised by the National Examinations Council, NECO, and the National Assembly in Lagos.

Represented by the Registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Adamu said Nigeria is underdeveloped in tackling examination malpractices; hence weaponising examination to candidates is an unfair assessment.

“Examination malpractice is a major challenge confronting the conduct of public exams in Nigeria, and let me say that Nigeria is underdeveloped in tackling issues of malpractice in our exams.

“ICT would help curb this menace that has become most critical that we must adopt we must become creative in adopting ICT devices to protect the sanctity of our examinations across Nigeria.”

Also, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Education, Andrew Adejo, urged the National Assembly to enact laws that would sanction culprits of examination malpractice.

Delivering his keynote address, Adejo said complexities arise following the loss of core values in the societies.

Adeji also advocated for a conducive learning environment for students.

“Because we have forgotten our value system, they have collapsed and untill we fix this it may take a long time before the system recovers we should look at the ways of correcting our value system,” he said.

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