In a bid to curb examination malpractices, insecurity and social vices in Nigerian universities, the Vice Chancellor, of Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, Adeniyi Olatubosun, a professor, has recommended the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Speaking at the ‘Robotic For Sustainability Partnership Platform’ organised by Interconnections for Making Africa Great Empowered and Sustainable (IMAGES) in collaboration with Kola Daisi University (KDU) Ibadan, Olatubosun, said: “We can have some form of devices that when you put it in the exam hall, whoever comes in with anything incriminating would be exposed by showing that something is on him or her, that would address the issue of examination malpractice and all forms of misconduct that some students usually involve in the educational sector.”
While saying that some of these technologies should be deployed whenever students want to come inside the school, particularly in the hostel noted that “once you pick something that doesn’t belongs to you, there will be an alarm to draw the attention of the Potter and other people, by doing that, we are translating this device into the relevance of the immediate environment.”
According to him, “This device can also be used in the library so that whenever any book is about to be taken illegally without permission, there will be an alarm, by doing this, we are safeguarding our library acquisition.
“These are the areas in the educational sector to use the devices to ensure our life are better organised, living a friendly environment to humanity, by that, we are contributing to the development of the nation.”
Olatunbosun however, stated that if Nigerians, particularly philanthropists can support ICT experts by putting their money to do research and invent machines, challenges facing Universities and the educational sector would be reduced to the barest minimum.
The KD-U VC said a lot of youths if supported have potential in technology through computers in addressing some of Nigeria’s numerous problems.
Olajumoke Morenikeji, a professor and the Dean, of the Faculty of Applied Science, KD-U noted that the Faculty was concerned about how robotics can be used to promote sustainability and address environmental challenges facing the world, saying the Faculty is committed to advancing scientific knowledge and contributing to solutions that promote sustainable development.
Robotics, she said, is one of the most exciting areas of technological development which has the potential to make a significant contribution to sustainability, stressing that it could also improve the efficiency and accuracy of many processes, reduces waste, and optimises resource use.
“At the Faculty of Applied Sciences, we are committed to advancing research and education in the areas of robotics and sustainability. We offer a range of courses and programs that equip our students with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle the challenges of the future. As we gradually exit the JET age and move into the Artificial Intelligence age, our programs like Physics with Electronics and cyber security help to prepare our students for the future.
“The KolaDaisi University Robotics program started in 2019 as an extra curricula activity initiated by our staff in the Physics with Electronics Program to engage students and keep them focused. The activities were primarily funded by contributions from the staff,” she said.
Olusola Ayoola, the founder of Robotic and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN), who described the youth of the county as future leaders, asked them to use available vital resources to proffer solutions to the problem of the nation.
He also urged them to take their destiny into their hands, saying the future of the country is in their hands with the use of Artificial Intelligence.