Nigerian Hip Hop artiste, DanDizzy took to Twitter to share a heartbreaking story of a boy who has spent seven years in prison because his mother could not bail him.
The woman reportedly fell victim to scam perpetrated by the lawyer she hired to help secure her child’s release.
According to DanDizzy, she borrowed money from an unknown person so that she could bail him, unfortunately, the lawyer duped her and disappeared.
He revealed that the woman has been paying off the debt of N90k for seven years while her child is still imprisoned.
The rapper wrote; ”I just heard the story of a boy in prison, his mom borrowed money to help bail him for a very minor crime, the lawyer duped her and she’s been paying a debt of 90,000 naira for 7 years & her son is still in prison, Forget our leaders, Nigerians are so cruel to each other.”
Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Education has expressed concerns over the low rate of convictions recorded in cases of examination malpractice.
Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Andrew Adejoh, made this known during a one-day sensitisation workshop on examination malpractice in Nigeria..
The workshop themed ‘The Role of Education Stakeholders in Tackling Malpractice in Nigeria,’ was organised by the National Examinations Council (NECO) in partnership with the National Assembly.
Adejoh, speaking through the Director of Special Duties, Education Ministry, Zubairu Abdullahi, said the government had introduced laws to curtail exam malpractices, but it does not seem to be effective.
He noted how the laws are yet to produce the desired result, saying; “The decree 20 of 1984 prescribing 21 years imprisonment upon conviction and the amended Examination Malpractice Act of 1991 which seek five-year jail term or a fine of N250, 000.
“The effectiveness of these measures is highly debatable, more so that not many have gone to jail because of examination malpractices. I suggest we look into our laws”.
The Permanent secretary, however, lauded NECO and other exam bodies for deploying technology to combat the threat, saying the move has recorded great success.
NECO Registrar, Professor Ibrahim Dantani Wushishi, who also spoke at the event, said malpractice, when it goes unchecked tends to discourage hard working students.