Anambra Govt to Deploy Technology to Examination Centres to Tackle Malpractices

By Sunny A. Ijomah

Anambra State Government said plans are underway to commence the deployment of technology to monitor examinations in schools across the State.

The State Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Awka.

She said that the initiative would help stamp out examination malpractice in the State.

Professor Omenugha said that Governor Willie Obiano had approved the installation of Internet Protocol, IP, cameras in examination halls of all public schools in the State.

Commissioner Omenugha said, the installation of these IP cameras, is part of the revolutionary plans to improve education in the State.

According to the Commissioner, this technology will help watch and monitor students while they take exams such as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE or the Junior West Africa Examination Council.

Professor Omenugha said it will prevent students from cheating during exams as well as help instill in students the confidence that they need to face examinations without any external aid.

She said that private schools in the State had been directed to also install IP cameras in their examination halls.

Commissioner Omenugha said that any school that aid and abate examination malpractice might resort to taking their students outside the State for examinations and that the State government’s position is to close down any of such schools operating in the State.