- Some schools in Benue state have faced punitive actions over examination malpractices
- The Benue state government has promised to end illegal activities by schools
- Examination malpractice is punishable under the Nigerian law
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has disclosed that 30 schools in Benue state who engaged in examination malpractices have been delisted.
“Let me inform the public that WAEC has delisted 30 schools in the state and most of them are private schools. Some of them had their results withdrawn by the examination body for examination malpractices.”
Ityavya said over one thousand schools, both primary and post-primary, have been marked by the Benue state government for a shutdown.
He disclosed that the ministry of education alongside security operatives would move around the state to close down illegal schools.
In other news, the WAEC Nigeria has cancelled a series of examinations for private candidates.
The cancellation affected the first series Literature-in-English (2&1,3) examination of the 2021 WASSCE taken by private candidates.
The examination which was held on Friday, February 26 has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 11, 2021.
Still on education, prospective candidates seeking to gain entrance into Nigerian tertiary institutions are expected to complete their admission process on or before June 15, 2021.
The exam body said the deadline was agreed on after a virtual meeting with heads of tertiary institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The examination body made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday, February 28, The Punch reported.
The decision has been rejected by the Kwara Baptist Conference which opined that the governor is following wrong advice, Punch reported.
Kicking against the government's move, the president of the conference, Reverend Victor Dada, claimed that the governor even acted in contempt of the court because the case is still pending.
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