Thousands of secondary school students of Christ the King International Anglican Academy, in Imo state, yesterday, called on the Federal government to strengthen the fight against corruption in the country by including the campaign against exam malpractices in schools.
Vanguard captured the voices of the students when African Initiative Against Corruption and Exam Malpractices, founded by Francis Abioye, went to the school on sensitization campaign against corruption and exam malpractice.
Among the students who frowned at the unethical conducts by some students in exam hall said that it was one of the reasons for the decay in the values and standards in the society.
According to them, some parents also support their children to indulge in exam malpractices as well as teachers.
In his view, Mr. Chibuike Joshua of the junior section, called for pragmatic approach in addressing the ugly trend.
He said: “Cheat!ng in the exams by students is not acceptable and I want the government to come in with different strategy to stop it . If the government stop it will help us build a better society.
Speaking also, Miss. Ibeto Delight, equally of the junior level, while commending the African Initiative Against Corruption and Exam Malpractice for carrying out the sensitization campaign.
She said: “The programme should be extended to rural areas and all the anti-corruption agencies of the government should show more support in this area.”
While delivering a lecture on Anti corruption and Exam malpractice, a lecturer of the Imo state University, IMSU, of the department of Library and Information Science, Professor Okee Okoro, told the students that “all it takes for you to be outstanding is to read and study hard and pray to God to help you.”
He simplified the definition of corruption, as “When you are doing what is not permitted by the rules guiding a system or exercise, at that point you are bringing in corruption.
“Also When you are not following the rules guiding the process of exam is corruption. You must refuse to cheat even when somebody encourage you to do so.”
A Team of African Initiative against Corruption and Exam malpractice, teachers and some students of the Christ the King International Anglican Academy in a group photograph after sensitization campaign against exam malpractice and corruption in Owerri.