The collapse of secondary education in Cross River State requires an urgent redemption both in Private and Public secondary schools. Let us be aware that standard education contributes 50 percent if not more, to the developmental capacity of any society and government should take it seriously or suffer a great loss.

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The State's ministry of Education is not doing well enough in its supervision and accountability and responsibility of the academic and operational activities of secondary schools else, many of these schools in the state would have been shut down during accreditation exercises. There is gross negligence in this sector despite its sensitivity, there is corruption, laziness and incompetence in some areas.

Health and Education are the basic nucleus of every society desirous of growth. But glaringly, we can see the hard work in health and the no work in Education.

While in school, department of English and Literary Studies, University Of Calabar, i had classmates who attended secondary schools within the state with jaw-breaking WAEC results but yet, they were so poor in learning and constructing comprehensible grammar as undergraduates. My lecturers suffered heart wrecks and headaches whenever they marked scripts. Did you ever attend a secondary school? One is usually compelled to ask.

However, sadly Parents are an integral part of the problems challenging the standard of education. Rather than encourage their children to be focused and assiduous in learning, they have resorted to paying what is called "Cooperation Fee" which is made Mandatory by school administrators, some parents stoop low to sit in their children's place to write exams for them. I won't mention names in this article but private and public schools in Yakurr, Boki, Ogoja, Yala, Obudu, Bekwarra, Obubra, Ikom should be paid utmost attention to during Waec, incorruptible supervisory teams headed by a disciplined Supervisor should be sent to monitor the exams. Almost every invigilator makes a fortune out of malpractice during WAEC and NECO and so, they struggle and bribe their way into the list. 

Humbly, I appeal to relevant bodies to swing into action and save this state the shame and future doom of unemployable applicants.

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