The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has accused parents of supporting their children in examination malpractices nationwide.
This was made known by the proprietress of Skygold Academy, Nyanya Gwandara, Karu local government area of Nasarawa state, Mrs. Mabel Ifeanyi, during NAPPS 2019 day celebration in Karu on Monday.
She said examination malpractices had made today’s educational system to be backward, as children now depend on miracle centres with the aid of their parents to pass exams.
“Parents are not helping matters as they go out to bribe teachers, register their children in all these miracle centres in order for them to pass.
“Another thing is that, today, everyone is after certificate, not knowledge. They fail to understand that without knowledge, children or individuals cannot make impacts in the society; certificate is just in name. It will be better if children can have the knowledge and certificate at the same time,” Ifeanyi said.
The proprietress called on the private school proprietors to always nurture their children for national development, saying the future of the children lay in their hands.
“If the foundation of these children is not solid, the nation would become a place where no one wants to live in because they can never be good leaders of tomorrow without foundation.”
She reminded the old and incoming proprietors that the reason for establishing schools is not for profit making but social services that they all decided to render to the society.