By Bida Elly David
President Salva Kiir Mayardit has slated the random reports on continuous cheating of primary and secondary examinations across the Country terming it unethical and urged the council to be keen in tracing out the violators who leak examination for their own good.
President Kiir reiterated this following a meeting with the State governors on Saturday regarding the education status across the Country as well as brainstorming on ways through which the loopholes could be fixed to ensure affirmative learning in the Country.
Recently, unverified reports across the Country showed that Secondary and Primary Certificate of Education exams have been undergoing continuous leakages as majority of candidates were traced bearing ready examination papers at hand and on their phones before examination period.
The continuous malpractices though not confirmed have planted laziness to students since the resources to obtain good grades have been readily made for others to undertake through copy and paste method dictating their struggle.
At the same juncture, this culture has also deteriorated efforts that would have been invested by serious students to pass the examinations through concentration and thorough revision. Upon seeing their colleagues in the game, they tend to lose the courage and hope they had towards achieving their academic grades.
Last year, about seven teachers were apprehended for having leaked Examination for Primary Certificate of education to students imposing punitive measures for the violators.
Speaking during the meeting Salva Kiir Mayardit said it was the responsibility of the leadership especially the Ministry of General Education and Instructions to ensure that learners are taught and examined using the correct education system that would enable them build skills and knowledge to develop the nation.
“In the past years, the education system in South Sudan was very good, there was no cheating or leakage of examinations of any kind to learners. We want our children to learn the right education system,” Kiir said.
He further underscored much commitment to be invested by State governors and Ministers to critically monitor the movement of the examination to ensure that issues regarding malpractices are mitigated and the culprits are brought to books of justice.
The President added that through good education system, the nation would be speedily built up and development would be experienced.
He stated that despite the challenges faced by the authorities, there was hope to bring to an end all loopholes facing the Country.