Exam misconduct will be eradicated, according to the National Examinations Council (NECO).
Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi, the Registrar of NECO, declared that the organization would take action against examination fraud.
On Monday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, he presented at a one-day workshop on examination malpractice.
Wushishi asserted that addressing examination fraud would guarantee Nigeria’s overall development.
The head of NECO urged relevant stakeholders to work together to address the problem of examination fraud.
“One of the biggest challenges bedeviling the conduct of public examinations now is the issue of examination malpractice.
“We must therefore take collective responsibility to rid them of this bad habit of wanting to cut corners,” he said.
Wushishi lamented that examination malpractice could discourage hard work among serious students and lower educational standards.
He harped on the need to re-orient the minds of the youths over the issue of examination malpractice because Nigeria can’t develop with such menace.
The NECO boss listed measures to tackle malpractice to include effective conduct of accreditation and re-accreditation exercise in schools, biometric data capturing of candidates to check impersonation of candidates registered for examination and to help identify miracle centres where examination malpractice are perpetrated.