WAEC Sanctions 61 Secondary Schools Over Examination Malpractices
Posted By Town Crier News Nigeria
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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has de-registered 61 secondary schools in Kogi State for gross malpractices in the 2022 WAEC examinations.
Mr. Wemi Jones, the commissioner for education, science, and technology, disclosed this in Kabba during the distribution of chemistry and physics textbooks to 95 senior secondary schools in Kogi western senatorial district as part of the ministry’s schools adoption and mentorship program.
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According to him, the examination body received similar complaints in 2019 when 51 secondary schools were involved, noting that things began to improve in 2020, 2021 when the number of schools deregistered by WAEC decreased from fifty-one to one as a result of a serious warning from the ministry of education to principals of schools.
The commissioner expressed regret that WAEC officials forwarded a letter to his office on Thursday informing him that 61 secondary schools in the state were grossly involved in examination malpractices in the 2022 exams.
“This I am not going to let it go. We are going to sanction any principal found wanting in this unwholesome behavior that is tarnishing the good image of the state.
“The ministry of education will set up a committee that will investigate the involvement of principals in this disgraceful act before we sanction appropriately to serve as a deterrent to others because the state government can not be investing hugely in the education sector then somebody somewhere will be sabotaging our effort giving the state bad name,
“We are aware that when WAEC charged registration fees of N23,000, principals charged over N40,000 ” logistics” involved in dulging in examination malpractices.
We are not unaware, and we will curb the situation by sanctioning whoever is found wanting in the act through the 2020 Kogi state educational law,” he assured