The Bible says, "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old will not depart from it" (Prob. 22:6)
The statement is absolutely correct based on the fact that if the Educational system of any nation is currupted through the child education (from the Nursery, Primary and Secondry school) he or she will grow up as a currupted citizen even up to the University level and the nation is bound to produce currupted Leaders except very few who grow up in the fear of God because as they say "Charity begins at home'.
In those days, books are transferred from one child to another as the schools maintained their Curriculum which also includes the associated list of books for studies.
Consequently, twenty years old books published by one Author is still maintained by the school authority; therefore, making it very possible to transfer from one child to another covering verious academic sessions from Pramiary 0ne to Six and gain admission into the secondary School and the next child still use same books and concludes the Primary School and even Secondary School
Now there is a problem; several Authors have come up with contents which some how contradict with the former authors on the same subject whose changes also affect the school curriculum.
On the other hand, Academic Authors have come up with verious titles that are similar to the contents of the former Authors in the academic fields and want their books to be pertronized by the educational institutions where the big market is.
To do this, they formed Association of Authors or Publishers. Upon approval, the list of Authors and book titles are updated preriodically. List of former Authors are to be replaced with new ones as well as the school curriculum making it impssible for a child to continue with sane book titles until he or she finishes the school. Parents have to buy new books also in every academic session depending on the list of books approved by the School Authority.
So it makes it very impossiblle for both purpils and students to use same books in several academic sessions except some scientific and technical books whose Authors are scarce that can last long covering several years without a competitor among the Authors.
The Origin of Corruption
In the quest of publishing so many books in order to earn Commission or Royalty, most books are published for homework exercise. Ironically, the children in the Primary Schools are forced to provide answers on the Home Workbook but looks advanced in context. So their parents at home do the assignment for them and later the children present it to their teachers for marking; while the most intelligent ones will do it themselves without involing their parents.
So cheating in academic works begin at Homework assignment. Consequently, during public exams, some parents hire exam machinaries to write for their children as they did on the homework assignment.
So the educational foundation of the child is corrupted even at the University level as most students don't have the confidence to write on their own instead fall back on Lecturers either with cash or by kind because charity begin at home; while the intelligent ones among them will put in their best independently to come up with good results because that is their foundation right from the Primary School.
Although, some students can write and speak good English as a language but are very weak in writing exams because of their foundation. So even if they are employed to work in public office based on their high level of qualifications as Graduates,, they will currupt the system because of their foundation from Primary School to the University level through cheating in classroom works and public exams. So they will cheat at the place of work as a public office. Except some who had repented and have the fear of God.
In my own opinion, Homework assignment should be minimized and be limited to the classroom assignment under the teachers supervision to enable the child perform in his or her own effort without involing their parents at home even if the child cannot do the assignment, the teacher should give the mark accordingly because you never can tell what that child will become in future because charity begins at home.
Academic books should be limited based on the merit of individual Authorship for a considerable length of time while giving room for other Authors to have their books store in the school Libraries for a complimentary reading and for research purposes.
Consequently, if the child is trained on how to read and write exam independently in classroom works, will grow up with that habit of reading harder even in the University and will minimized exam malpractices and as well as cheating when occupying public office based on the fact that Charity begins at home.