By; BALA B. BITRUS, Minna
Acting Registrar and Chief Executive of the National National Examinations Council, (NECO) Abubakar Gana has asked the federal government to prioritize security cover for national examinations as is done during general elections in the country.
He said increasing cases of examination malpractices and the calibre of persons involved in such shoddy practises calls for stern measures to be adopted to check the development forthwith. Gana stressed that the federal government should give prime attention to the growing cases of examination malpractices, fraud and cases of impersonation by all manner of persons during examinations to stem the tide.
He said in a brief submitted to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, that the fraudulent collaborations involving teachers, examination invigilators, supervisors and school administrators and students to aid and abet examination malpractices were alarming and getting out of hand unless stringent measures were put in place.
The NECO Registrar/Chief Executive therefore urged the federal government to check the frequency in examination fraud in the conducts of senior school certificate examinations to save the image of the country and the future of education in the country.
While pressing for Police cover at examinations centres conducted by the National Examination Council, the Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO urged the federal government to formulate policies that would promote discipline, honesty and diligence amongst teachers, school administrators and students.
He said there was the urgent need for value reorientation in the country’s education sector to check the incessant cases of examination malpractices aided by people in high position.