Tougher measures needed to curb exam malpractices

Editor,  First, let me wish good luck all the Ordinary and Advanced level candidates around the country that will, today, begin their national examinations. This is yet another period to separate the grain from the chuff, which might determine the destiny of so many of our students.

Editor,

First, let me wish good luck all the Ordinary and Advanced level candidates around the country that will, today, begin their national examinations.

This is yet another period to separate the grain from the chuff, which might determine the destiny of so many of our students.

However, everyone must reap where they have sown. At this time, it is important for examination authorities to be on the look out to curb any possibilities of malpractices. Last month, a primary school head-teacher, in Rubavu District, was arrested over allegations of stealing an examination paper for his son, who was sitting his examinations at the Mahoko centre.

We are all human beings and temptations arise especially among students who have no confidence in themselves.

Meanwhile, experience has shown that some teachers, who should be acting as examples to their students, also perpetuate examination fraud.It is, therefore, imperative that the Rwanda Education Board (REB) and other responsible agencies put in place tougher measures to avert such a situation.

Everest Mosonera
Kigali

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