Exam malpractices destroying education
Nigeria is lagging behind other countries in academics. Transcripts from some Nigerian institutions are rejected abroad, because this nation is now known to produce undereducated cheats. Cases of institutions churning out students, who cannot read, think, write or spell their name, are on the rise. Our students have become reliant on cheating and examination malpractice as a panacea to getting good grades.
Parents and schools also aid and abet in cheating and examination malpractices by paying for it in cash and kind. They have not focused their attention on inculcating positive values – such as honesty, hard work and integrity – instead they are instilling and pressuring their children to pass at all cost. Students who cheat are wasting their time and resources.
This is because the student cannot think, write or read without cheating. Nigerians must strive to quell the rampant, obvious cheating and examination malpractices that have plagued and bastardised the educational system.