The owner of Victory Nursery and Primary School, Ilorin, Mr. Olumide Afolabi, has advocated the use of advanced technology to tackle exam malpractice in Nigeria.
Afolabi made the call on Thursday in Ilorin during a press interview.
According to him, exam errors can be reduced with special attention and with the help of advanced technology.
“With the use of technology, we can end exam malpractice in our academic environments.
“It is very common in both internal and external exams that gradually affect the quality of education in the country.
“There are plenty of security cameras that can be used in exam halls, such as CCTV cameras, facial recognition cameras, fingerprint machines, and other advanced equipment to monitor exam fraud.
“Education and government stakeholders at all levels need to invest in technology to help reduce the number of exam errors in our education system,” he said.
However, the owner advised against relying on physical and manual searches in research halls; recommending the use of trackers and machines in the exam hall.
“Most students now rely on cheating during an exam to pass. They don’t bother to read their books and do critical research.
“It must be stopped. We can’t pretend that everything is okay when we know that the system has failed. Let’s use technology to stop exam malpractice,” he said.