PRESS RELEASE BY THE CONCERNED PARENTS AND EDUCATORS INITIATIVE ON THE ERADICATION OF EXAM MALPRACTICE IN NIGERIA.
The Concerned Parents and Educators Initiative (CPE) has called on the Federal Government to declare war on exam malpractice in Nigeria.
This was the outcome of a dialogue the NGO held on Saturday 5th of September with key stakeholders in the education sector.
Examination malpractice has eaten deep into the fabric of our society and it has compromised the life of millions of students in the county.
It is clear that examination malpractice cuts across all levels and if it is to be eradicated it calls for the active engagement of Government, private school owner, Teachers, parents, law enforcement agencies, students, Examination bodies, Tertiary institutions, Faith communities, etc.
The forum called for the setting up of the story “Examination police center”. This will ensure that whistleblowers can provide information without fear.
The re-orientation of Teachers, parents, and school owners must also be undertaken as a matter of urgency.
CPE also stated that the high level of examination malpractice going on in the country will comprise human capital development for decades and Nigeria may find it difficult catching with the rest of the world.
One of the speakers Mrs. Funke Fowler-Amba advised schools to look for assessment methods that do not involve grading students by positions.
The representative of the National Association of proprietors of Private Schools in Nigeria (NAPPS) Rev Gabriel Osa-Igbinjesu Stated that the Association is doing a lot of Advocacy to ensure that all its members comply with the law by saying No to Exam malpractices.
Another Speaker Mr. Johnson Abbaly pointed out the need for the education community to engage the Government to salvage the future of our young children. He also pointed out that all over the world the need for paper qualification for employment in top organizations have been reduced.
Other Speakers were Dr(Mrs) Jorge, Mrs. Helen Essien (Legal practitioner), Mrs. Toyin Idowu (proprietress Gloryville Schools) Mrs. Kemi Koleowo, Mrs. Olusola Bankola (Chairperson Napps Abuja) Mrs. Yinka Ogunde, the founder of CPE called on government and the National Orientation Agency to set in motion the process needed to attack the monster of exam malpractice in our Nation. It is a task for all she stated.