Examination Malpractice: a plague in the Education Sector.

Mr Nurudeen Akinwunmi, lawmaker representing Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has urged all stakeholders in the education sector to join hands to tackle the menace of examination malpractice. Akinwunmi made the plea during a one-day seminar on the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), organised for over 2000 candidates in the constituency preparing for the examination.

He said that the rate of examination malpractice had led to laziness among students, adversely affecting the education system. He further stressed that “Everybody should be involved to address the menace of exam malpractice in this country. Parents who choose “special centres” or give money to their children to pay for “special centres” should stop it. It is a societal problem and we all must rise up to tackle, we cannot leave it to a particular segment, all stakeholders in the education sector- parents, schools students and examination bodies must be involved.

He also noted that examination malpractice is a problem everybody must stand up to solve, ‘We can only get better in our education, if merit is given its proper place. We must continue to put in efforts towards reducing examination malpractice,” the federal lawmaker said.

Mr Olajide Jimoh, another federal lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland in the House, said at the event that education remained the best legacy to bequeath to children, stating that exam malpractice portrays laziness and lack of proper preparation on the part of the candidates.

Source: Guardian Newspaper.

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