Shun Exam Malpractice, Says TIMTEC Chairman

Chairman, TIMTEC, Dr. Oluseyi Ojekunle

The Chairman, University’s Timetable and Examination Committee (TIMTEC), Dr. Oluseyi Ojekunle, has admonished students of FUNAAB to read, pray, avoid cheating and all forms of examination malpractices during the ongoing second semester examinations. The Chairman disclosed that the committee had put necessary measures in place to ensure that students perform well in their examinations, stating that TIMTEC had tried as much as possible to eliminate clashing of examinations.

He noted that standard practice would be employed by TIMTEC, which enables the draft timetable to be produced one month before the commencement of examinations, to ensure that students verify and notify the committee of any clash. Dr. Ojekunle revealed that 97 per cent of reported clashes had been taken care of, adding that various copies of the timetable had been sent to all Heads of Departments for clarification, and that the examinations would run for three weeks. He cautioned students to avoid bringing in telephone handsets into examination halls, stressing that such electronic devices should be kept and be closely monitored by security personnel.

A cross-section of students writing their examinations
A cross-section of students writing their examinations

Similarly, a lecturer in the Department of Animal Physiology, College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), and a former Chairman, TIMTEC, Prof Olusiji Smith, has rated the ongoing second semester examinations as very high, stating that the examinations were well organised and conducted, with students obeying the rules and regulations.

Prof. Smith commended the Chairman, TIMTEC and the University Management for ensuring that examination timetables were made available to students early enough to ensure there were no clashes in their courses.

Students at an examination centre
Students at an examination centre

He lauded the innovations introduced to ensure the proper conduct of examinations to include the use of exam permit and the Q-PACK (Authoring Manager) Examination System, which ensures that students do not have access to questions prior to their examinations, stressing that these measures had helped reduced examination malpractices to its barest minimum.

Speaking on the conduct of students during examinations, Prof. Smith said, “Our students have become very responsible because they have come to realise that the University has zero-tolerance for exam malpractices”.