Examination Malpractices And The Way Out

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Born Michael Ezi, a graduate of the premier university (UI).

A popular saying says that it takes two to tango. This saying is as true as the gospel. If they were no buyers, definitely there will be no sellers. After taking time to investigate the nature of examination malpractices, that is common in our public examinations. I am of the opinion that the major determinant are the compromising examination supervisors. The moment the examination invigilator agrees with the school supervisors, the malpractices will hold, but if he rejects their offer, the malpractice will never hold. Unless if the school ignore him to carry on, which is as good as risking centre cancellation and that of cancelling the entire results.
The examination bodies should go for upright invigilators, who are not ready to compromise. By so doing, examination malpractice will die a natural death. These compromising invigilators, are like the proverbial ‘nothing concern Agberos with overload.’ This is because, the examination body always discover such malpractices carried out, and sanction the centre accordingly. I remember a GCE centre that faced such some years back, where no candidate broke even.
Another major contribution to examination malpractices in our schools, is the over interferences of some parents in their wards school. The private schools are always disturbed by such parents, whose interest is to put pressure on making their wards to pass by all means. This particular trend has caused many teachers packing. The school owners who always act to save their population, usually threaten teachers to see that those children pass their examinations. To avoid possible firing by the school authority, the teacher will have no option than to approach the examination invigilator to carry out malpractices.
A citadel of civility joins in corrupting morality without circumspection of its results. Parents should know that teachers are not majician. If your child does not know, he does not know. Period! Sometime, I express surprise that some parents are shifting blame to teachers knowing fully well that their wards are the architect of their own problem. Some will go as far as saying that the high school fees they paid, they don’t want to hear any poor remark about their wards. The school owners can only support you for one reason. Guess what? Profit making, of course. But at the end, who will suffer it? Arguably, the parent.

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  1. 103% right, may God bless you for this truth you’ve just revealed, i could still on the day i was writing my English since i didn’t comply with there nosense, the english master who happens to be a scripture union member came into the exams hall purposely just because of me because i was the sp. and some other guys who never comprised and was rainy serious curse on those that never comply, although i failed my exams that year but not because of his curses because its nothing, to short every thing a year later i enrolled myself in a tutorial centre and at the end i made my exams.

  2. Nice write up,the issue of special centres if not checked will continue to spread like wild fire, parents go to the extend of registering their kids in such centres just to pass by all means.

  3. Those that support that message are very stupid am not sorry to say that o because if the student want to sit for exam they will read day and night but at the end of everything they will fail some important subject. You see that! If they can promise the student that they will be giving them what they write even if it is close to correct they will give them mark then malpractice will surely reduce and in the higher institution they will be accepting d7 everything will be alright.
    It is well


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