Stakeholders in the education sector in Kebbi State have asked the authorities responsible for the conduct of examinations in Nigerian schools to address the menace of malpractice.
They also described as appalling, the continued declining integrity standard in the conduct of public examinations in the state.
The participants spoke at a workshop organised by the National Orientation Agency (NOA) with the theme, “Do the Right Thing to Raise Integrity Standard in the Conduct of Examinations.’’
They said the increasing cases of examination malpractice and the declining integrity in the conduct of examinations in the state were no longer acceptable.
The Kebbi State director of NOA, Alhaji Abubakar Babuga, told the participants that the Nigerian educational system needed ethical and moral regeneration to be revived to stem examination malpractice in schools.
He argued that unless teachers, policymakers, parents and proprietors collaborate to stem the tide of examination malpractice and ensure genuine academic performance by students, the desired efforts by our institutions to produce competent graduates would be a mirage.
The state deputy governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu, commended NOA for bringing the campaign against examination malpractice to Kebbi. He also charged security personnel and examination bodies to intensify efforts in curbing the ugly trend.
Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Abdullahi Kamba Kamba, reiterated zero tolerance on examination malpractice by the Dakingari government, adding that more infrastructure had been provided in public schools.