Ex-minister, Abdullahi, Oloyede, others for exam malpractice summit


Former Minister for Sports and Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi will on Thursday address the issue of examination malpractice in Nigeria at a summit organised by Zero Tolerance for Social Immoralities Initiative (ZETSI) Africa, in collaboration with the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Abdullahi, who is former commissioner for Education in Kwara State and a Guest Speaker at the event is expected to speak on the theme: ‘Tackling Examination Malpractice: The role of stakeholders,” at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja.
Among the expected dignitaries are; the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who will chair the summit.
Others are, Prof. Mohammed Abubakar Kaoje (OON), Hon. Justice Ahmad O. Belgore, Hajia Bola Muse, President, Women in Maritime, Africa, Nigeria Branch, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Sokoto State, Dr. Kulu Haruna Abubakar (OFR), among others.
According to the President, ZETSI Africa, Amb. Razaq Jeje, who spoke to newsmen last Thursday, the event will provide a platform for stakeholders in the education sector to tinker on ways to eradicate the menace.
Jeje noted that tackling examination malpractice requires the collaborative efforts of all relevant stakeholders.
Speaking on other activities to be featured at the summit, he disclosed that ZETSI Africa would flag off its campaign against examination malpractice among secondary school students in the country.
The campaign, Jeje added, “is targeted at educating students and parents on the dangers of examination malpractice, as some parents encourage their children to engage in the illicit act.”
Jeje stated that members of the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education as well as top officials of examination bodies in the country including NECO, WAEC and JAMB are also expected to attend the summit.
He added that ZETSI Africa will use the occasion to recognize and commend governors, organizations and individuals making strides in giving the education sector in their respective states a facelift.

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