By Bushrah Yusuf-Badmus
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), University of Ilorin, Prof. Sylvia Malomo, has attributed the rising cases and pervasive dimension of examination malpractices to the appalling level of corruption in the country.
Malomo told newsmen in Ilorin that though the menace of examination malpractice was a global phenomenon, the dimension it had assumed in Nigeria was too serious to be ignored by stakeholders.
She urged students, parents and the society at large to form a partnership that would not only discourage the continuation of the phenomenon, but also curtail it to ensure the quality assurance of the educational system.
The professor of Biochemistry also advised students to stay away from every form of examination malpractice, saying that “it is better for them to be proud of what they have genuinely achieved than what they have stolen.’’
Malomo also warned that the university would not condone any form of examination malpractice as everything was being done to improve the quality of graduates being churned out every year.
On the current status of the university compared with its peers across the country, Malomo hinged the rising profile of the university to the efficient management of its scarce resources.
”Also, we have quality service delivery that kept attracting staff and students from many nations of the world, making the institution the most international in its students composition among Nigerian universities,” Malomo said.
She expressed the conviction that the nation’s university system would have been much better if not for the paucity of funds slowing its pace of progress.
Malomo, however, expressed the belief that the situation would improve and be made more responsive to the needs of the nation if all hands were on deck.