Curbing cheating culture
EDUCATION empowers and builds a nation. The education system in developed countries is based on merit, advanced and uniform. We have a poor education system thanks to cheating in examinations and political intervention. We saw cheating at SSC and HSC examinations in Sindh.
Vigilance committees were set up to stop cheating in examinations, but in vain.
When students are stopped from cheating, they retaliate against invigilators/teachers. The question is: who is responsible?
I believe teachers, parents, students and political support are the factors involved in promoting cheating culture.
The former President General Pervez Musharraf took steps to curb cheating at examination centers in 1999 and 2000 by deploying the army.
It helped in curbing cheating and the education system improved for a period of three years.
Teachers took classes punctually and regularly, while students were interested in study and parents took interest in their children’s studies.
I urge the Sindh government and minister of education to prepare a strategy to eliminate the cheating culture and political intervention to make a quality education system based on merit.
IMRAN ALI DETHO