Today marked the last day of the conducted ‘Junior Waec’ examinations. The NECO examinations for the
senior secondary are undergoing, while the WAEC examinations are over. It is quite disturbing and
alarming when we look at the way these examinations have been conducted.
We prayed for change with this new dispensation, but what we get in the educational sector is a far cry.
It is a case of organized crime where students are told aforetime of additional fees to be paid to aid
examination malpractice. It has been observed that these fees are incorporated into the registration
fees for some schools while others are told to bring money intended to grease the hands of the external
supervisors each day of the examinations.
With the craze for success at all cost, we now live in an era where the end justifies the means. Parents
simply want to brag about their children success, same with teachers. Schools want to be recognized as
a citadel of success not learning any more.
So they ready to spoon feed these students in examination halls. Some go as far as ridiculously writing
answers on the board for the students. So you see students prior to their examination days simply
loafing around, unperturbed by the idea of writing an external examination.
Sadly, it was not so in the recent past. I guess my generation was the last of the noble kind. Where we
had to read to pass the exams, where exam malpractices were restricted to asking the student next to
you in low tone so as not to be caught. Where the great criminals in the class where those that dared to
come with fragments of their notes tucked somewhere in their uniforms with hearts racing, the fear of
been caught. It was bad enough that some students engaged then in some and many other illegal
examination activities, but that restrain was always there.
Not so anymore! This generation has zero abhorrence for fraudulent practices. It is not to say that the
studious child no longer exists. They do! But it is becoming endangered species. Where these good ones
are mocked for trying to do what is right, they make up the minority.
I weep when I think about the sort of graduates this majority will become. They said our generation
produced half baked graduates; these are bound to be raw and uncooked!
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