Kunle Awosiyan

The Exams Ethics Marshals International has suggested to the incoming President Mr. Mohammadu Buhari to start his anti-corruption war from education sector.

The organisation said this in its eight point agenda, a copy of which was made available to Hallmark news on Friday.

According to the document, signed by the Founding Chairman of the Exams Ethics and the National Coordinator, Joint Education Stakeholders Action Coalition Ike Onyechere, the incoming president, Mr. Buhari must quickly send an immediate and unmistakable signal of zero tolerance for corruption in the education sector.

It stated that the zero tolerance signals must re-launch the exam malpractice blacklist initiative to name and shame invigilators, supervisors and schools involved in aiding and abetting malpractices.

The Exams Ethics advised the incoming president to direct all tertiary institutions regulatory agencies, which include the NUC, NCCE, NBTC to take action on recent government white papers on state tertiary institutions by revisiting the Need Assessment Report on Federal Public Universities with a view to identifying and sanctioning those involved in criminalizing the tertiary education process.

It also called on the incoming government to set up task teams to carry out re-accreditation of all courses in all public and private universities in the country in view of damning report on the accreditation process by the Need Assessment committee.

The body urged the incoming government to re-validate the educational qualifications of all workers in Federal Ministry of Education, Agencies and Institutions, adding that nobody can give what he does not have.

According to the Exams Ethics, there is need for the incoming government to compel certified professional associations to institute stronger self-regulatory mechanisms that would enforce the various examination bodies such as WAEC, NECO, JAMB and other public Exam Boards to make public names of candidates barred from taking their exams.