WAEC blacklists 30 schools over examination malpractice

WAEC blacklists 30 schools over examination malpractice

- 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

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has disclosed that 30 schools in Benue state who engaged in examination malpractices have been delisted.

The state commissioner for education, Dennis Ityavya, told The Punch on Saturday, March 6, that most of the affected schools are privately owned.

WAEC blacklists 30 schools over examination malpractice
Students at Agidingbi Senior Grammar School, Ikeja. Photo: Adekunle Ajayi
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He said:

“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 Some of them had their results withdrawn by the examination body for examination malpractices.”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.

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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 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) made the announcement in a statement on Sunday morning, February 28, Premium Times reported.

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.

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JAMB also said it will announce the commencement date for the sale of application documents for the 2021/2022 academic session by next week.

The examination body made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday, February 28, The Punch reported.

Meanwhile, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has come under fire for approving the wearing of hijab by female students in mission schools financed by the state.

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.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at Legit.ng. He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.

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