Examination malpractice control, joint efforts of stakeholders —WAEC

Ibadan Zonal Coordinator, West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Nigeria, Mr Olatunde Awokunle,  has stressed the need for stakeholders in the education sector to collaborate with the council in its bid to minimise examination malpractice.

Speaking on Thursday  in  Ibadan during  the national stakeholders  dialogue on examination  malpractice,  held at Government College, Ibadan, Awokunle lamented that Nigeria had lost moral values which he said must be resuscitated and sustained in youths,  especially from basic education level.

Head of examination in Ibadan  zone, Alhaji Adesina Olajide suggested inculcation of sound moral values in students, training and retraining of teachers, appointment of experienced guidance and counsellors by the schools and  adequate preparation of students for examination as remedies for examination malpractice.

Director of Schools, Oyo State Ministry of Education Mrs. Aderiyike Adekanbi explained that students should not rely on teachers’ notes to write the examination. Rather, she said the students should engage in personal reading to achieve greater heights in education.