The National Examinations Council - NECO is set the biometric data capturing machine into its examinations to curb malpractices among students and invigilators in all its examinations.
The Biometric Data Machine, which it said was a pilot project in the ongoing May/June 2011 NECO examination would be done for 60,000 candidates in 300 secondary schools spread across the country.
Speaking on Thursday, in Osogbo, while demonstrating how the machine works for a candidate at Osogbo Grammar School where students were writing papers in Mathematics, Mr Tayo Odukoya, the head of Information Technology at NECO office, said that the biometric data capturing machine was introduced by the examination body to curb examination malpractices among candidates that were participating in NECO examination.
Besides, Mr Odukoya said that machine would also monitor attendance of students at examination halls and curb the excesses of the supervisor of the examination at each centre.
The IT boss said that the machine would enable the examination body to know students that were admitted into the examination hall after 30 minutes that the papers had commenced which he said was against the rule of NECO.
NECO to use data capturing machine for candidates in exam.