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06 Jun 2013

Exam malpractice: Don suggests imprisonment without fine to offenders

Written by Biola Azeez- (Nigeria Tribune) PROFESSOR of Education Management in the University of Ilorin, Professor Sidikat Ijaiya, has suggested imprisonment without fine for those who cheat or aid cheating during tests or examinations in Nigerian schools. Speaking at a national conference on education reform in the country, organised by the Kwara State College of Education, Oro, on Wednesday, Professor Ijaiya, called on the Federal Government and other education stakeholders to take a firm stand on education reform in the country. The foremost educationist, who heaped blames on parents for the poor moral and education standard among students, said parents aid their children to cheat in public and school examinations. She also said that government should re-examine local language policy in lower and middle basic levels, adding that neither the local nor English Language was effectively taught. Talking on theme of the conference, “Reform, a veritable tool for salvaging the crisis-laden education industry in Nigeria,” Professor Ijaiya said the Federal Government and the Federal Ministry of Education must restore merit in the appointment of teachers, principals, education secretaries, etc.