Examination malpractice is any form of cheating before, during or after an examination. Over time the Nigerian educational system has been plagued with examination malpractice and the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has taken drastic measures to deal with the offenders that promote and propagate such crime in the educational sectors.
According to reports, as disclosed in the weekend Bulletin of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, over 50 ‘professional examination writers were uncovered and arrested. It was discovered that some of the writers were master’s degree holders, postgraduate and undergraduate students.
JAMB stated that the writes connive with the owners of the Computer Base Test (CBT) centres to help facilitate the crime adding that they organise multiple registrations where their print and the candidates they are taking the exam for are taken side by side.
It was also disclosed that one of the criminals confirmed that he organises multiple registrations of his biometrics alongside several candidates preparing to take the 2019 examination with the intention of taking the exams on their behalf in exchange for money.
It added that JAMB has in this 2019 examination, insisted on revalidation of all biometrics of candidates so as to apprehend people planning on engaging in examination malpractices. LEADERSHIP recalls that JAMB has insisted that only candidates who were verified by biometrics will be allowed to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that started on April 11, 2019. It stated that any candidate that cannot be verified by the Biometric Verification Mode must not be allowed to take the examination under any guise.
It is said that Nigerian academic certificates are worthless and are no more valuable than the paper they are printed on. With the issue of examination malpractice that has plagued the educational sector in Nigeria for a long time despite the many advances that have been made in the sector, do you think the arrests of these culprits show that there will be an end to the menace?
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