Plans are underway to commence the deployment of technology to monitor examinations in schools across the state, says Anambra State Government.
Professor Kate Omenugha, the state Commissioner for Basic Education, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Awka. Prof Omenugha said that the initiative would help stamp out examination malpractice in the state.
She said that Governor Willie Obiano had approved the installation of Internet Protocol, IP, cameras in examination halls of all public schools in the state.
The installation of these IP cameras, is part of the revolutionary plans to improve education in the state. According to her, this technology will help watch and monitor students while they take exams such as the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE or the Junior West Africa Examination Council.
She said it will prevent students from cheating during exams as well as help instill in students the confidence that they need to face examinations without any external aid.
Prof Omenugha said that private schools in the state had been directed to also install IP cameras in their examination halls and that any school that aid and abate examination malpractice might resort to taking their students outside the state for examinations and that the state government’s position is to close down any of such schools operating in the state.