OKWORI SUNDAY ABEL
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
PMB 2008, KATSINA – ALA. BENUE STATE
E-mail Address: [email protected]
There has been ‘hue and cry’ concerning the fall in the standard of Education in Nigeria. Arguments being raised by those in support of this assertion include among others: the myopic academic capability and standard being displayed by students of today’s educational institutions vis-à-vis their counterparts of yester-years and the prevailing cases of examination malpractices that have enveloped the entire educational system. This paper, examines this issue from the perspective of its causes and effects and challenges on the educational system. Also, suggested solutions towards combating the social menace such as pragmatic approach towards implementation of legislation by government and other agencies, empowerment of teachers, special welfare packages for examination officials were discussed.