The National Examinations Council (NECO) has declared a war against malpractices in all its examinations.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO, Prof Ibrahim Wushishi, said the council has expressed its readiness to totally root out incidents of
Ibrahim during a one-day sensitisation workshop on examination malpractice, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State said that there was an urgent need to curtail the problem to ensure all-round development of the country.
He discussed the theme of the workshop “The role of education stakeholders in tackling examination malpractices in Nigeria”.
He added that examination malpractice has the tendency to discourage hard work among serious students.
He said, “One of the biggest challenges bedeviling the conduct of public examinations now is the issue of examination malpractice.
“This workshop is therefore both thoughtful and timely, and should address the ways and means that can be adopted to curb the menace and re-orient the minds of the youths concerning this cankerworm, as no nation develops when its youths indulge in sharp practices such as examination malpractice.
“No doubt, examination malpractice has the tendency to discourage hard work among serious students, lower educational standards, discredit certificates, and lead to the production of quacks, thereby affecting the manpower needs of the nation. We must therefore take collective responsibility to rid them of this bad habit of wanting to cut corners,” he said