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Malpractice threatening education sector
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Schools found aiding and abetting exam malpractice to be severely punished.

The deviance of examination malpractice is one of the biggest challenges that Nigeria’s educational sector is faced with. Despite the constant efforts to curb this menace, it appears to increasingly build strong resistance against every systemic measure to abate it. Examination bodies such as the West African Examination Council (WAEC), National Examination Council (NEC) as well as the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) have recurrently introduced new policies and measures to combat this educational problem, to no avail.

WAEC 2018 statistics indicate that of the 1,572,396 registered students who sat for the examination, 102,058 results were withheld for cases of examination malpractice. In 2019, 180,205 results of the registered 1,590,173 students were also seized for examination misconducts and in 2020, 215,149 results were also seized, indicating that despite the steps taken to curb this menace, it has continually increased. This problem is not restricted to secondary schools but across all spheres of education.

Gov. Okowa urges WAEC not to relent in its fight against malpractice.

Governor of Delta State, Dr. Okowa, upon the open declaration of the 60th annual meeting of the Nigeria National Committee of WAEC in Asaba, Delta State, noted that the constant cases of examination were ruining the foundation of the country’s educational system. Governor Okowa, represented by Chief Patrick Ukah, the Secretary to the State Government, urged the management of WAEC and NNC not to relent in their efforts at procuring policies to significantly curb the menace of examination malpractice in the country.

During his statements he indicated that the government would continuously provide an enabling environment for students across all learning stages to accrue immense knowledge, whilst also imploring the parents to involve themselves in the educational development of their children. Expressing his concerns about the increased rate of malpractices, he warned that any school found aiding and abetting examination fraud or malpractice during the internal and external examinations would have to undergo rigorous review and punishment for their actions.

Despite myriads, WAEC remains successful in promoting quality education.

During the meeting he also admitted that in spite of the problematic myriads that have plagued the educational system in Nigeria, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) still remained a huge and poignant successful force for the promotion of quality education, and also the enhancement of regional cooperation among all the English-speaking countries in West Africa. With a unified vision, the Governor indicated that the examination body has been immensely successful in enhancing unity amongst every African country involved.

He observed that examination body had also enacted different initiatives to further improve the quality of its services, resulting in greater efficiency and achievements, as well as exploiting the advent of Information Communication Technology (ICT). The Governor however noted that Delta State, under his administration had experienced huge improvements in the areas of funding, teachers’ empowerment and proper school equipment, all in a bid to further improve the standard of education in the state.

WAEC to continually add value to the country’s educational goals.

The Head of WAEC in Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Areghan, during his welcome address, noted that the Nigeria National Committee of the examination body was the highest policy formulation organ of the exam council that involve in the formulation and execution of policies in the best interest of the public. He assured the public that WAEC would continually work to be a world-class examination body, improving its value to the educational objectives of every stakeholder in the country.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
3 months ago

Exam malpractice had always been a thorn in the flesh and coupled with facts that parents are now in support of it and sees it has a norm just for their wards to gain admission,waec need to restrategize and do more to stop all these.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
3 months ago

One of the most significant obstacles that the educational system in Nigeria must contend with is the widespread practice of unethical exam misconduct.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
3 months ago

There is something that seems to continually build up a strong resistance to any and all systematic measures that are taken to eliminate it and that’s bad

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
3 months ago

Despite efforts to control this threat, it has grown steadily worse, and this problem is not isolated to secondary schools but spans all domains of education.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
3 months ago

The persistent instances of examination were destroying the foundation of the educational system in the country, and the government should seek to fix this problem as soon as possible.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
3 months ago

Every institution that is discovered to have assisted in exam fraud or malpractice, both internally and externally, should be subjected to a thorough investigation and severe penalties.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
3 months ago

Under a single vision, and the examination body has had a great deal of success in promoting unity amongst all of the African countries who participated in the exam.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
3 months ago

With increased resources, more autonomy for educators, and better tools for the classroom, we can raise the bar even higher for education in New York.

Abusi
Abusi
3 months ago

It is so unfortunate even schools get involved in examination malpractices. We should stop and desist from it
We should have dignity and worthiness to be able to prove the efficacy of how an exam was done without cheating.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
3 months ago

Examination malpractice has eaten deep into the education system of Nigeria and this is so because there is to proper punishment for the offender of the crime so if someone is involve and the person can bribe is way, nothing will happen.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
3 months ago

It’s not about assuring the public that WAEC would continually work to be a world-class examination body alone but improving its value to the educational objectives of every stakeholder in the country and also keeping to vow matters.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
3 months ago

Nigeria education system is very poor, no good foundation. Our Education sector is not manage well by the government. Malpractice is over much in Nigeria.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
3 months ago

Assuring the public that WAEC will strive tirelessly to become a world-class examination board is important, but so is increasing its value to the educational goals of every stakeholder in the country and adhering to promise matters.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
3 months ago

The examination malpractices will be too difficult to curb since it has eaten deep into the educational systems of the country. The examination bodies shouldn’t relent their fight against examination malpractices.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
3 months ago

Examination need to be stopped it really threatening education sector student will not be serious because they will rely on malpractice so punishment should be made is malpractice is found it can make it reduce the bad act

DimOla
DimOla
3 months ago

Government should remunerate our teachers properly to help in encouraging them which invariably help to curb malpractice. The examination bodies shouldn’t relent in curbing examination malpractices in Nigeria.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
3 months ago

Exam malpractices in schools are sad. Discontinue it.
We should have respect and merit to prove a test was done without cheating.

Christiana
Christiana
3 months ago

Students’ reliance on misconduct during examinations poses a severe threat to the integrity of the educational system; stopping this practice and instituting strict penalties for those caught engaging in it will help mitigate this danger.

theApr
theApr
3 months ago

Despite ongoing efforts to stop this threat, it seems to be developing a strong resistance to every systematic step taken to stop it. The anxiety of failing exists.

Remi1
Remi1
3 months ago

The government should constantly create an environment that allows pupils to learn a great deal at every step of their education while also pleading with parents to get involved in their kids’ education.

Bola12
Bola12
3 months ago

The educational system in Nigeria is incredibly shoddy and lacks a solid basis. The government does a poor job of overseeing the country’s educational system. Nigeria has a severe problem with malpractice.

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