April 15, 2018 at 9:04 am #9832
The West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination is ongoing and though I’ve done mine since 2010 I still can’t help but imagine how downhill the examination system has gone since then.
Exposes are like norms now in halls that if it doesn’t come, most of the students will literally submit their answer sheets as blank as they were given except for their names.
This system literally discourages students from reading and those that even managed to read gets disenfranchised by the limited duration way shorter than the stipulated because the exposes were believe to hasten the copying so writing from/with your head becomes a disadvantage.
My question is even on the examiners.
Some really wants to keep to the rules against examination malpractices but seeing the multitude of students eating their pens especially for a compulsory courses like Mathematics and English makes some of them yield to the pressure out of pity.
Now my question is, are they justified for yielding to malpractices out of pity?
Should they have stood their grounds and allow these empty heads all fail such a crucial subject?Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (interesting)
April 15, 2018 at 3:51 pm #9841
STAYING ON THEIR GROUND WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER.
N.B: E.M = Examination Malpractice
If they do stay on their ground, students will be more serious to spend their time in studying. If those who chew their pen failed the exam, am sure by the next time they’ll sit for the exam they’ll be as serious as you want them to be.
Examination Malpractice is not helping, it rather weakens Nigeria Education system, You can imagine in a Miracle centre (Miracle centre is a school where Examination Malpractice is practiced obviously) in my area, The students who registered for WAEC/nECO would be telling teachers to go and study hard for the next paper they will be having. Isn’t that embarrassing? Because of the rampant E.M students will intentionally neglect classes, they quit studying. E.M has even become the source of income to most teachers, the students will contribute money, give it to the teachers at the expense of getting E.M in return.
That’s why we are having bad engineers, quack doctors, incompetent lawyers and the rest, those kind of people are helped with malpractice. It should be stopped!
If we could hand E.M seriously, Our Education would surely be the best legacy.Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (witty)
April 15, 2018 at 6:02 pm #9846
I participated actively in exam malpractice during my O’level because I felt I would have my self to blame if I should fail any subject. It wasn’t as if I didn’t read for the exams, but then, having thought of all the years I spent, just to come and fail WAEC, I had to participate.
Yeah, I passed and today I’m doing exceptionally good in life. But then, I’m not saying that is good, it’s not.
I will be bias if I should say the examiners should stand their ground, because if they did, maybe I would have failed subjects as Mathematics and Physics, which I would have to write again…. And only God knows what is gonna happen afterwards.
But then, there’s no reason whatsoever to justify bad deeds. Just as there’s never a reason to face a problem with violence.
Supporting malpractice will make our educational system go down…. But then, I was once there, and I know how it feels. So I would understand if the examiner will have to free the students a little
Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (informative)
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April 15, 2018 at 6:38 pm #9850
That part of students telling their teacher to read up for their next paper was irresistibly hilarious.
I see your point as I also benefitted from such system during my O’level too of which I’m not and can never be proud of but it was inevitable.
It is either you cheat with others or don’t cheat and get caught short in between your answers by the examiner who is already in a hurry.
I sat for G.C.E in SS2 and was a victim of that latter option so many times that that was the worst result I will ever have until I’m HIV positive.
After then, I learnt my lesson which I edited to a win-win situation.
I will read as hard as I can for every paper I will ever have and if cheating gets licensed in the hall then I’m all for it while crosschecking the expos with the answers in my head but if cheating gets forbidden in the hall then my head will be emptied without the examiner cutting short the stipulated duration in some emergency haste.
So, that way… expo or not, I will still write well enough and even have left for future use.Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (informative)
April 15, 2018 at 6:44 pm #9851
Lol, I did learn my lesson as well @samson. I would go for any exam with proper preparation knowing I won’t just fail without “expo” now, I guess that’s maturity and having to know my worth as an individual. And just so you know, I’m not supporting the use of exposes, I just said I would reason with the examiner if he would have to be soft on the students, because I was there also, lolThoughtful Comments: 0.
April 16, 2018 at 1:25 am #9869
Examination Malpractice is obviously not practiced by Ghosts but Humans.
There are several forms of E.M
Somehow we are all involved…
Do you know, you can be in an examination hall, seriously concentrating on your paper and people are murmuring everywhere in the hall but because you don’t want to be tagged a bad person you don’t report but rather continue your work.. In a way you’re enabling the cheats.
Not reporting cheating centres too ET Al.Thoughtful Comments: 10. 10 (interesting)
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