I write to make an observation as well as a recommendation to the above-mentioned bodies concerned about the negative impact of writing NECO and WAEC examinations on paper, which results in obvious exam malpractice. How? Students are provided with papers containing answers to the questions that they write.
This is what nevertheless makes them reluctant to the worst extent possible, since they cannot be read during the examination season. Because they are 100 per cent certain that the answers would be delivered to them in the examination hall.
Despite the bodies concerned about bringing exam supervisors to the exam hall, they could not stop this educational setback from happening as they are being sadly paid off. Why would the government take her eyes off this educational drawback knowing fully it exists?
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Notwithstanding, e-examination could unarguably reduce, if not eradicated, this high-level educational crime. Serious measures have to be thoroughly taken to avoid the continuous production of unproductive fellows. However, this is a major factor that presents an obstacle to having qualified students when they get opportunities to serve in various government agencies and, by extension, non-governmental organizations. Because they are not educated at the grassroots.
I would, therefore, like to implore the government in the strongest possible terms to decisively respond to my valid points and act accordingly to bring an end to this educational lapse.
Esther Samuel, Department of Mass Communication, Borno State University