FG develops new strategies to track examination malpractices in Nigeria

The federal government has taken a more decisive
position against examination malpractices throughout
- This is as the federal ministry of education has
developed instruments to detect and monitor crimes
related to examinations in both advanced and ordinary
- The permanent secretary, federal ministry of education,
Sonny Echono, said on Tuesday, September 24, that the
instruments have been tested in UTME and NECO
The federal ministry of education says it has developed
kits that would enhance the monitoring of examinations
across the country.
The permanent secretary, federal ministry of education,
Sonny Echono, disclosed this in Abuja on Tuesday,
September 24, at the 23rd conference of Exams Ethic
Marshall International (EEMI).
Echono, who was represented by Kolli Salihu, assistant
director, exam Ethics and campus safety, said
examination malpractices in Nigeria had turned into a
monster destroying education and other sectors of the
economy, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He noted that promoting best practices in the education
sector was an extraordinary task that required collective
efforts and responsibilities. According to him, the ministry
is deeply worried about the integrity of our certificates
“This explained why the ministry had shown interest in
the area of collaborations with relevant stakeholders like
ICPC, EFCC, DSS , the police and EEMI to stamp out the
ugly trend.
“The ministry has also demonstrated through its
parastatal, JAMB and TRCN, that Nigeria could be able
to have a credible and reliable examination and
assessment system when all stakeholders express
”It is also interesting to note that the federal ministry of
education through the exam ethics desk in collaboration
with all relevant exams bodies has developed monitoring
“This has been attested to be of an international
standard and has been successfully used to monitor
exams in JAMB, NECO, TRCN and NTI,” he said.
Echono, however, pledged the ministry’s readiness to
support any of its agencies and parastatals to ensure
they confront the syndicate in the examination industry.

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