Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has called on examination and assessment agencies in the country to adopt the use of ICT as the best method to prevent malpractices and build a multi-dimensional approach to address the menace. He said this at the opening of a one-day National Sensitisation Workshop, tagged: ‘Role of Education Stakeholders in Tackling Examination Malpractice’, organized by the National Examination Council (NECO), in conjunction with the National Assembly, held at Marriott Hotel Ikeja Lagos. Adamu, who was represented by the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, noted that malpractice is a major problem affecting examinations, not only in Nigeria but also in other countries.“This is a threat, and many of us are directly or indirectly involved in exam malpractices. We must be creative in adopting strategies and putting in measures to fight and stand against malpractice,” he said.
  Adamu noted that the Federal Ministry of Education would continue to ensure a high standard of education to reduce malpractices.NECO Registrar, Ibrahim Wushishi, said it is time to reorient youths, community leaders, parents, and teachers concerning the issue.“No doubt, examination malpractice has the tendency to discourage hard work among serious students, lower education standards, and discredit certificates. We have a collective responsibility to stop this bad habit.”
  The Chairman, of the House of Representatives Committee on Education (Basic/Secondary), Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, said stakeholders must work together to boost the education sector. He also expressed disappointment that children no longer fear indulging in examination malpractice because sanctions are lacking.

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