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Ethics Marshals International inducts YABATECH lecturers, students to curb exams malpractices

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Main entrance of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos

No fewer than thirty academic staffs of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos state were trained and inducted as “Exam Ethics Marshals” at the college recently. Also about 20 students were also inaugurated into the Exam ethics club.

Founder of the organisation, Ike Onyechere said the induction was necessary to promote the implementation of policy of best practices, as well as zero tolerance for exam malpractices in colleges and beyond.

He added that the training would empower the staffs with knowledge, capacity and skills for administration of credible examinations based on global best practices.

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Onyechere said: “ The Exam Ethics Marshals Movement came into being in 1996 in response to the challenge of the rise of exam malpractice which is hopelessly compromising the code of honour, truth and integrity that ought to underpin the process of education; feeding and weaning leaders of tomorrow on diets of fraud, dishonesty and corruption.

According to him, “The current reality is that it is now beyond the capacity and capability of any one government, one examination board, one regulator, one institution and one individual to combat examination malpractices considering the scope, scale and complexity it has assumed.

“It calls for a serious collective efforts of ethics friendly individuals, institutions and governments working together in the best tradition of collective responsibility It is for this reason that the movement is building a network of partners, facilitators and supporters,” Onyechere added.

The Rector, Dr Kudirat Ladipo who was represented by the Deputy Rector (Administration), Mr. Omobayo Raheem said exam ethics marshal came at a time when examination malpractices have eaten deep into the education system.


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