From: Marcel Alozie, Enugu
The Exam Ethics Marshal International (EEMI) has named the Vice Chancellor of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Prof. Luke Okechukwu Anike, the Chief Master Marshal of the group.
Chairman of Exam Ethics Marshal International, Mr. Ike Onyechere, decorated Prof. Anike with insignia of his new office during the inauguration of the ESUT Chapter of the EEMI, at the weekend.
According to Onyechere, the ESUT vice chancellor was bestowed with the highest honour of the body in recognition of his forthright and determined efforts in fighting examination irregularities since he assumed office.
Onyechere used the occasion to call on all Nigerians to join hands in the efforts to exterminate unethical practices in the conduct of examinations at all levels of education in the country.
He also canvassed for the promotion of best practices in education in order to ensure credibility in the educational system.
He noted that so much compromise associated with conduct of examinations had in the past questioned the credibility of results and certificates issued by institutions in the country.
Responding, Prof. Anike expressed gratitude to the Exam Ethics Marshals International for identifying and recognizing ESUT as an exam ethics friendly institution.
He promised that ESUT under his watch would continue to do everything possible and within the law to always conduct and present examinations results that are credible and reliable.
The vice chancellor advised the newly inaugurated ESUT Marshals to shun examination malpractices, be role models and good ambassadors of education in the university.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Chairman of ESUT Senate Exams Ethics Committee, Prof Alex Nduji who was also decorated as Exam Ethics Marshals International coordinator ESUT branch thanked the EEMI team for rising to stem the dangerous lapses in the educational institutions which are majorly traced to examination malpractices.