The Director General National Orientation Agency (NOA) Mr. Mike Omeri on Tuesday said that Nigeria has been
ranked number one in the world's examination malpractice index.
Speaking in Lokoja during the launch of campaign to raise integrity standard in the nation's educational
system organized by the NOA in collaboration with Exam Ethics Marshals International, he said the situation
has led to the production of half baked graduates and collapse of the education sector.
According to him, report on examination malpractice in the country
contains very disturbing information as it puts the average annual
examination malpractice index at 12 per cent.
"In May/June school certificate examination conducted by NECO, a total of 615, 010 cases of malpractice were
recorded while 439,529 were recorded in the 2011 examination. The phenomenon has graduated into a highly
complex and organized crime perpetuated by private and community owned schools," he said.
Governor Idris Wada in speech assured that he would work hard to eliminate examination malpractice in Kogi
State, but pointed out that it requires concerted efforts from all stakeholders.