The Project Coordinator of Academics Excellence Initiative’ (AEI), Dr Yakub Saheed has advised parents not to go through the back door to secure admission for their children because it will backfi re in the future.
According to him, universities nowadays rusticate students, who score an average GP less than 1.
00 in the first year.
He said this at a recent training of 90 students on the use of the Computer- Based Testing in preparation for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Saheed said during the training that the coaching was aimed at guiding the candidates on computer-based testing (CBT).
He added that the training will also guide them against examination malpractice.
He urged the students to desist from examination malpractice and other vices that could have negative impacts on their future.
The project coordinator said: “as technology is getting sophisticated, so also is incidences of examination malpractice rising.
“Parents are encouraging malpractices by hiring teachers, who will act as mercenaries for their children during the examinations.
“Some students are helped to score high marks in UTME but cannot cope in the university because they secured admission through examination malpractice.
’’ He explained that AEI was set up to prepare candidates for the JAMB examination.
“We feel we should create opportunities for them to practice how to go through the CBT.
One of the beneficiaries, Miss Akinfola Odunayo, who spoke with newsmen, said she now understood what CBT was all about.
“The initiative has helped me in particular because I didn’t have an idea of what UTME is all about.
Now I can operate the computer and do the examination with ease.
“I have also learnt how to be fast when writing,’’ Odunayo said.
Another beneficiary, Sekinat Oba described the training as highly educative, adding that she is now better prepared for the examination.