NECO Blames Increase in Exam Malpractices on Technological Growth

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By Martin Paul in Abuja 
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has attributed the  sophistication of examination malpractice to global technological growth.
Speaking in Keffi, Nasarawa state, at a one-day capacity building workshop for Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN), the acting registration of the council, Alhaji Abubakar Gana, said technology is aiding people to do whatever they needed to together in a short space of time.
Represented by the Director of Examinations AAbdul Mustapha, he said examination malpractice has become a global menace, citing example on the a video clip on how the canker worms is being perpetrated in countries like India and China, among others.
Gana said in view of this phenomenon, NECO would not rest on its oars but has determined to reduce the spate to the barest minimum.
“We have introduced measures that have helped us, we cannot disclose all our strategies, but we can assure the nation that what we are going to come up for future examination would be wonderful”, he said.
He said the theme of the workshop “Examination Malpractice Reporting in a Digital Age” was apt in view of the technological trend the world over.
In his welcome address, ECAN Chairman, Chuks Okwaotu, commended the council for building the capacity of Journalists covering education beats.
He expressed optimism that the training would impact positively on participants.
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