Kwara Polytechnic introduces card reader for examinations

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

In a bid to nip all forms of examination malpractices in the bud, the authority of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital in the North Central Nigeria has introduced card readers to authenticate students identity during examinations in the Institution.

The Examination Monitoring Committee disclosed this during its examination sensitisation exercise recently. The card reader is a new technology aimed at identifying duly registered students.

According to the chairman of the Monitoring Committee and Deputy Rector Academics, Mrs. O.O. Ajibade, who was represented by Dr. O. F. Awolola,  Director Institute of General Studies, the sensitisation exercise meant for both supervisors and students was aimed at curtailing any form of inadequacies before, during and after the examinations.

The sensitisation was carried out in all departments in the Institution. Awolola explained that the Management decided that sensitisation should be carried out in every nook and crannies of the Institution to ensure that first semester examination was successfully completed.

Earlier, the Director of Centre for Continuing Education, Mrs. H.N. Adam told the students to comply with all examination rules so as to have a hitch-free examination.

In his advice to staff and students, the Director of Institute of Finance and Management Studies, Mr. A.  K. Saliman enjoined both staff and students to ensure that all the examination’s guide lines are duly observed; so as to experience the smooth conclusion of the examinations.

He expressed the readiness of his Institute for the examinations. This is the first time card reader is being used during examinations in the premier tertiary Institution in Kwara State.