By Patience Ogbodo
BAUCHI â€” THE President ofÂ Bauchi State chapter of All Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Comrade Abdullahi Ibrahim Hamza, has cautioned students in all secondary schools in the state against exam malpractice, just as he advised them to be committed in their academic activities.
Hamza who is also the Principal of Government Day Army Secondary School, Shadawanka Barracks Bauchi,Â said this while speaking to newsmen in his office.
According to him, examination malpractice is regarded as the greatest threat that reduces respect for West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO) results in higher institutions of learning today.
He said lack of adequate learning materials was yet another factor that had encouragedÂ examination malpractices.
â€œThe school authority in conjunction with government are making concerted efforts to ensureÂ screening of students before sittingÂ for exams while other are forced to opt for private WAEC/NECO to serve as warning to others,â€ he said
The principal exonerated teachers from the allegations that students bribe them to give room for exams malpractice, describing the allegation as a cheap blackmail against teachersâ€™ reputations.
He blamed parents and guardians for their nonchalant attitudes on the need to persuade their children to be committed to their studies.