Digitalize access to exams to prevent academic fraud – Dr. Bawumia urges tertiary institutions

Sammy Danso Eghan
Sammy Danso Eghan
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Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has charged Management of the University of Ghana and other tertiary institutions across the country to digitalize access to exams and other facilities on their campuses to curtail criminal activities.

Speaking at the 60th anniversary launch of Mensah Sarbah Hall, and the unveiling of the new John Mensah Sarbah statue in University of Ghana on Friday, 17th February, 2023, Dr. Bawumia was urged the university to “think and look ahead” to digitalize exam centers to protect the integrity of examinations.

“Today, campuses throughout the world cannot be simply thoroughly fenced, where students freely mix with unauthorized intruders on campus, who may be there to perpetrate crimes and offences wrongly attributed to students. John Mensah Sarbah simply says, University of Ghana, think and look ahead, and digitalize access to classrooms, labs, halls of residence, and hostels. What of academic fraud, and the shameful leakage of exam papers at various levels. John Mensah Sarbah says, think and look ahead, and digitalize access to exams in the university facilities,” he said.

Dr. Bawumia further charged other institutions to emulate the steps that Management of the University and the Mensah Sarbah hall have taken to find innovating ways of curbing the perennial accommodation challenges faced by students.

“Indeed, this is also an opportunity to congratulate the university, and Mensah Sarbah Hall for astutely clinging to a residential system which has been jolted over the years by students’ agitation, upheavals, and cries for a dynamic transformation. Today, the university has moved beyond its traditional halls of residence, of which five were built from the early 1950s to 1963…The Vikings Hostel established in 2021 is a shining example of innovative leadership worthy of emulation by hall-based alumni in the various universities. It speaks to the unity of purpose and the sense of institutional commitment within the traditional hall system,” he said.


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