By Saheed Ibrahim
An educationist, Prince Adesegun Ogungbayi, Services has lamented the moral decadence in the society, which he said has made young Nigerians and their parents seek a shortcut to excel in external examinations.
The Board Chairman of MIMS Educational stated that many students needed more time to be ready to study to pass examinations.
“The reasons for this are not far-fetched. Candidates are no longer ready to study; they lack self-confidence, and exam preparation is poor. There is over-reliance on the so-called ‘Expo’, which is nonexistent.
“Candidates got frustrated when they get to the examination hall and discovered that all they had celebrated was fake. This has pitiably led to some of them failing the examination,” he said.
Prince Ogungbayi added that “nothing is currently in place in Nigeria. Check SS2 first term examinations to see if it contains all SS1 topics till SS2 first term topics till the last exams before mock. The answer is ‘no’.
“Therefore, it is the government and private school owners that are derailing our future leaders from preparing for our nation’s challenges. And that is why the majority of the parents, too, are convinced that the solution to their children’s greatness due to the voluminous scheme that was not organised for easy assimilation is malpractice.
“You all know that the parents paying for malpractices are the same government officials, proprietors, principals, and teachers,” he lamented.