AWKA – The Anambra State House of Assembly on Tuesday adopted a motion condemning the increase in examination malpractices in the country.
The Chairman of the assembly committee on education, Mrs Rita Maduagwu, (APGA Nnewi South 1), in a motion co-sponsored by five other legislators, called for proactive measures to reduce the ugly trend.
She lamented that the trend was affecting the intellectual ability of many certificate holders in the country.
“The situation is now rampant among students taking JAMB, WAEC, NECO and other examinations in the country and it has to stop forthwith.
“It is an issue of urgent national importance that this cankerworm be urgently checked.
“We may end up having a society full of certificate holders who lack the commensurate intellectual faculty or practical ability to prove their worth,’’ she said.
Maduagwu said that parents and guardians, school authorities, the ministry of education and relevant security agencies should partner to curb the menace.
Supporting the motion, Mr Emeka Idu (PDP-Onitsha North I), said the malpractice was an improper conduct, which the society must condemn as it would further breed corruption in the country.
“Some graduates at different levels of education cannot defend their claimed certificates.
“Emphasis should be on the employment of professional teachers against the employment of those who engage in other economic ventures at the detriment of imparting quality learning in students,’’ he said.
Also contributing, Mr Romanus Obi (APGA-Orumba North) said that security operatives should be sent to examination centres to ensure that those who had no business were not allowed within the centres.
He urged parents to engage the services of qualified teachers for extra-lessons for their children in place of hiring people who assist their children to write examinations. (NAN)