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The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu has enjoined the University Examiners and Examination Officers to give fair treatment to the students.

The Vice Chancellor who was represented by the Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Professor Abubakar D. Sheik made the call while declaring open a One-Day workshop on staff capacity building with the theme, “Examination Malpractice and Ethics,” which was organized by the Department of Biology.

He explained that it is very important go give all students fair treatment during conduct of examination, nothing that all students are equal, irrespective of their gender and ethnic affiliation

Professor Adamu said IBB University is a fast growing one, therefore they must maintain standards as not to tolerate any form of examination malpractice or misconduct so as to achieve its vision and mission.

In his welcome remarks, the Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Professor Abubakar D. Sheik, applauded Biology Department for organizing the capacity workshop to enhance the capacity of it staff.

He noted that it is important for all the Departments to, at least, organize a capacity workshop for its staff for efficiency.

The Dean said that Biology Department has set a pace for others to follow in developing their staff capacity.

In their separate presentations, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic, Professor Mohammed Aliyu Paiko, the Director Academic planning, Associate Professor Bello Muhammad, the Director Quality Assurance, Professor Ebenezer O. Ogungbe, Director Servicom, Professor Musa Amanabo and the Head of Biology Department, Associate Professor Kabir M. Adamu defined Examination as an assessment design to showcase the knowledge and ability of a candidate, also to test how well they have developed the knowledge that was impacted on them.

They explained the uses of examination as feedback mechanism to know whether the teaching and learning has taken place in accordance with the NUC standard, and also to use it for building sense of responsibility to students.

They noted that examination gives room for competition, and also motivate and award the best students to encourage others, and as a source of learning and certification.

They also reiterated the importance of examination standards to achieve quality, saying timely preparation and submission of examination questions to the examination Officer and that the examiner ought not wait until a day to deadline when he will begin to set questions.

The speakers also highlighted the duties of an Examination Officer which is to ensure that all students are dully registered; ensure that all arrangements for the exams are made- preparing the timetable, allocating examination rooms or halls and also assigning invigilators.

He is also expected to post timetable on the students notice board or WhatsApp platforms without the names of the invigilators, among others.

In his closing remarks Professor I. B Usman appreciated the Management of the University and Dean of Faculty of Natural Sciences for providing enabling grounds and support to carry out the workshop.

He also appreciated the Local Organizing Committee and the Head of Department for investing on the capacity of its staff and also inviting relevant scholars to impact or build the capacity of the staff of Biology Department.

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