The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) says the rise in examination malpractice from the 70s has deteriorated to sex for marks in the education system.
Dr Mike Ike-Ene, Secretary General of NUT, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, in Abuja.
He said that as Nigeria marked its 61st Anniversary, it was important to x-ray the education sector and the challenges bedeviling it.
He decried that the examination malpractice witnessed during West African Examinations Council (WAEC) examination in 1970, seemingly opened the way for all forms of ill practices in the sector.
According to him, beyond malpractice, there were growing cases of bribery, intimidation, sex for marks among other things, saying all had contributed in no small measure to the fall in standard of education.
He said that there was no doubt that several education policies had evolved since independence to help reposition the education sector.
He also noted that progress had been made in the number of schools ranging from primary to tertiary institutions over the years among other things.
He, however, lamented that these factors had not significantly translated into improved quality of education in the country.