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REVEALED! Why Nigerian students no longer read for SSCE
« on: October 26, 2016, 05:00:36 PM »
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An NGO, Teens and Times, said about 95 per cent of students writing SSCE examinations do not read, but pay their way out of school.According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the coordinator of the NGO, Nnenna Opigbe blamed the development on proliferation of miracle centres and connivance of parents with schools to pass their children at all cost.

Opigbe stated that students have assumed that reading hard does not translate to good grades, so they pay to get good grade.Her words: “When I interact with some of these students about their reading habits they will say auntie, do not worry, we will pass and their parents will pay and will pass.“What worries me is that these students are intelligent, creative and innovative and could pass their exam on their own.

“But they feel there is no need to read since they will pay their way out and get the grades they need to get them into university or polytechnic.”

She urged parents to quit helping their wards passing their exams, even as she noted that there was the need for massive reorientation campaign to enlighten parents on the dangers of such practice to the future of their kids.

“It starts from the home. Parents want their children to have all As against all odds. They should be interested in making their children get better academically, not just the certificate,” she quipped.

She continued: “School owners are willing to do anything for students to gets good grades out of fear that parents may withdraw their wards to other schools due to poor performance.

“Schools should concentrate in developing these students for their own betterment and not mainly for the school pockets.”

She however urged relevant government agencies to come up with strict regulations to stem all form of examination malpractice, to encourage students to read and become better persons in the society.Meanwhile, the validity period of results for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was extended to three years as against the present one year by the Nigerian Senate on Thursday, October 13.

According to the Senate the extension was granted to reduce the financial burden of the examination on parents.

Source: http://nigerianewstoday.com.ng/revealed-why-nigerian-students-no-longer-read-for-ssce/



 

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