By TONY EDIKE
ENUGU—GOVERNOR Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has called on heads of post-primary schools in the country to identify and address the increasing rate of moral decadence and poor performance of students in national examinations.
Chime made the call while addressing the opening ceremony of the 55th Annual National Congress of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary School, ANCOPSS, at Okpara Square, Enugu.
The governor, who was represented by the deputy, Mr. Sunday Onyebuchi, noted with dismay that secondary education in the country had over the years suffered a worrisome reversal from what it used to be in the early days of the nation’s development.
This, he said, could be attributed to the pervasive corruption in all aspects of national development, poor attitude to work by some teachers, lack of basic teaching tools and requisite intellectual and professional qualifications among some teachers.
He used the occasion to condemn attitude of some school heads who collude with students in exam malpractices and engage in the establishment and operation of the so called “miracle centres” where students make the best grades in examinations through fraudulent means.