A lecturer with the University of Ilorin, Dr Issa Sanusi, has warned parents against assisting their children to cheat during examination.
Sanusi of the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, made the call recently during the closing ceremony of summer lesson organised by Balogun Gambari Youth Movement in the area.
According to him, examination malpractice remains one of the daunting challenges facing education sector in the country.
The lecturer expressed concern that employers of labour no longer have confidence in the quality of certificates acquired in the nation’s institutions of higher learning due to examination malpractice.
“This is largely due to fraudulent means of acquiring certificates as it has become the order of the day in our present society,” he said.
Sanusi stressed the need for stakeholders to rise to the challenges facing education sector by discharging their responsibilities effectively.
He warned that unless examination malpractice is abated, the country might be producing uneducated citizens that could become liability to the society in future.
The Don urged government to give priority to welfare of teachers and to provide conducive environment for pupils and students to learn.
Earlier, the Chairman, Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Abdulrazaq Ibrahim, described examination malpractice as, “a canker worm that had eaten deep into the fabrics of the country’s education sector.”
He urged participants at the summer lesson to make use of knowledge derived from various lectures during the exercise, stressing that the knowledge and experience would go a long way in checking examination malpractice in the sector.