5th July, 2010
The Lagos State Government will henceforth publish the names of private schools that engage in examination malpractices, says the Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Sosan.
Investigations have revealed that many private schools in Lagos State, Nigeria, engage in examination malpractices as a way of life and a means of justifying the huge fees the parents of the children pay.
At the first Private Schools Stakeholdersâ€™ Forum, with the theme:Â Partnering for the Delivery of High Quality Education in the State, Sosan warned that the state would no longer condone examination malpractices rampant among private schools in the state.
According to her, the state government would not compromise on the issue of quality and quality control in the education sector of the state as a step towards eliminating examination malpractices.
She therefore urged proprietors of private schools to ensure that their students were adequately trained in the art of answering questions in external examinations as a first step towards eschewing examination malpractices.
The deputy governor reiterated that private providers had continued to partner with the state in the delivery of quality education, but lamented cases of unapproved schools contributing to the falling standard of education in the state.