There is no doubt that examination mal-practices have devalued the
our certificates. It has become a malignant tumor that has defied the
of the surgeon. Experts have written on this issue and solutions
but it was taken with levity. The examination bodies know that they
lost the battle against all forms of mal-practices. They know resort
cancellation of results and this makes many innocent people suffer.
The solution to the problem of examination mal-practices should start
the grassroot. Good teachers should be employed in both primary and
secondary schools and they should be well paid in order for them to be
dedicated. There should be no mass promotion of students. Once a
fails his examinations, he should be asked to repeat the class no
highly placed the parents may be.
The teachers must cover the syllabus and the students have to be given
assignments from time to time.
These assignments must be corrected by
teachers. Teaching facilities have to be provided. Students have to
all relevant textbooks. A class should not be more than forty students
order to enable the teacher supervise the students and mark their
When the students are well taught, they will not engage in examination
mal-practices. Only the students the authorities deem fit will be
to the final year. The student has to pass English and Mathematics in
penultimate year before he or she is promoted to the final year class.
There is no use presenting two hundred candidates for an examination
only one hundred students are likely to pass the examination. This is
of the causes of examination mal-practices.
Names of examination cheats and their photographs should be published
they should be...