Cheating in Examination Undermines the Integrity of Education – ICPC

The Adamawa State office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with NYSC Anti-Corruption Community Development Service (CDS) recently sensitised students of Aliyu Mustapha College, Yola, on the dangers of examination malpractices.

According to the ICPC Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner (RACC) Adamawa state, Barrister George Lawal “Cheating in examination undermines the integrity of the educational system and is capable of creating an unfair advantage to those who engage in it; and that is not limited to education, but also with far reaching consequences on society”.

Barrister Lawal stressed that the enlightenment programme was set out to educate students against examination vices and to guide them in developing relevant study skills for personal growth in line with aspirations.

The RACC further added that “Malpractice in the educational system would surely erode the quality and credibility of the education system. The sensitisation programme admonishes students and teachers not to engage in examination malpractice, as it could undermine the integrity of the educational system of the College”.

Ms. Faith Ayuba, the President of the Anti-Corruption CDS Group of Adamawa state, stated that barriers to learning could be surmounted in many ways, including good character traits, hard work, honesty and commitment to excellence.

In his remarks, the Vice Principal of the School Malam Adams Bello, thanked ICPC and encouraged all students to shun all evil and to achieve their dreams in education through integrity and character.