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Examination malpractice marred Federal common entrance exams nationwide- Nigerians lament

According to the eyewitness, the girl mentioned that for each question, the examiners explicitly stated the correct answer, ranging from option A to option C.
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In a startling revelation, a shocking incident of examination malpractice during the recent Federal Common Entrance Examination has left the local community in a state of disbelief. The incident came to light when a young girl, who had just taken the exam, excitedly shared her experience with her mother, who happened to be a hairdresser. The conversation, overheard by a concerned individual in the salon, has sparked outrage and raised serious concerns about the integrity of the education system.

The eyewitness, who wishes to remain anonymous, recounted the moment of disbelief when the girl cheerfully mentioned how the examiners dictated the answers to the students. According to the eyewitness, the girl mentioned that for each question, the examiners explicitly stated the correct answer, ranging from option A to option C.

“This is the height that we have reached as a nation,just imagine examination entrance meant for small innocent children and you all could see how they arrange answers for these kids,my daughter will not pass through this nonsense called education”

The incident took place at a Federal College, which has raised further questions about the overall quality of education and the effectiveness of examination procedures. What was supposed to be a fair and standardized test for students seeking admission into federal secondary schools has now been marred by the revelation of such blatant malpractice.

The eyewitness shared their shock and disappointment at the lack of concern displayed by both the hairdresser and her daughter. Rather than acknowledging the gravity of the situation, the mother casually remarked, “In Nigeria, we cannot change,” implying a resignation to the prevailing culture of exam malpractice.

Education professionals and teachers in the area have expressed their deep concern over this incident. Tolu Joseph, a biology teacher, lamented the pervasive nature of examination malpractice and its detrimental effects on the education system. She emphasized the importance of upholding ethical standards and ensuring that students are evaluated fairly based on their knowledge and abilities.

The revelation of such malpractice in a common entrance exam, which is meant to assess the academic aptitude of students and determine their eligibility for admission into federal secondary schools, has raised serious doubts about the integrity of the education system. Parents and concerned citizens are calling for a thorough investigation into the matter and strict measures to address this issue.

“I am not suprised the same thing you see in Lagos,Ogun,Ondo and even in many others states the north is even bad you will see underage here in the south and east writing this exams,it is very shameful”.

The incident serves as a wake-up call for education authorities to take immediate action to curb examination malpractice and restore the credibility of the education system. Only by fostering an environment of honesty and fairness can students receive the quality education they deserve and build a brighter future for themselves and the nation.

“If you read what I saw on my daughters’ school platform you will be shocked and I must confess this attitude will ruin the education sector if nothing is done in earnest”.

As the community grapples with the shock of this revelation, it is hoped that this incident will serve as a catalyst for positive change, prompting authorities to implement stricter measures to prevent and punish exam malpractice, ensuring a level playing field for all students.

See screenshots of a Facebook group monitored by Edugist reporter.

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