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A lecturer with the University of Ilorin, Dr Issa Sanusi, has warned parents not to assist their children to cheat in examinations. Sanusi, of... Parents warned against examination malpractice

A lecturer with the University of Ilorin, Dr Issa Sanusi, has warned parents not to assist their children to cheat in examinations.

Sanusi, of the Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, made the call at a public function yesterday in Ilorin.

He was speaking at the closing of a summer lesson, organised by Balogun Gambari Youth Movement.

According to him, exam malpractice remains one of the challenges facing the education sector.

The lecturer said employers no longer have confidence in the quality of certificates from the nation’s institutions due to exam malpractice.

“This is largely due to fraudulent means of acquiring certificates as it has become the order of the day in our society,” he said.

Sanusi stressed the need for stakeholders to rise up to the challenges facing education by discharging their responsibilities effectively.

He warned that unless exam malpractice was abated, the country may be producing uneducated citizens that could become liability to the society.

The don urged government to provide environment conducive for pupils and students to learn and give priority to welfare of teachers.

The Chairman, Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Malam Abdulrazaq Ibrahim, described exam malpractice as ‘a canker worm eaten deep into the fabric of the education sector’.

Nurudeen Adegbenro