Dishonest academic behaviour, especially exam malpractice, causes set back to socio-economic development, the Centre for Educational Empowerment and Orientation (CEEO) has said.
CEEO’s Chief Executive Officer, Oyebisi Davidcrown, made the remark in Keffi during an awareness research presentation titled ‘EIV/AIDS2: The Resultant Effect of Examination Malpractice on the Intellectual Prowess of Learners and National Development’.
The event was organised for 100 and 200 level Direct Entry students of the Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.
EIV/AIDS2 stands for Educational Intelligence Virus (EIV) and Academic Immune Deficiency Syndrome2 (AIDS2).
Davidcrown said that cheating had brought setback to the socio-economic development of the country.
He said examination malpractice had dominated many schools and that effort must be made to address the menace, adding that examination malpractice had killed reading culture, brought about a fraudulent workforce and destroyed self confidence in learners.