Thirty-five (35) secondary schools in Rivers state have been banned from presenting candidates for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The schools were reportedly banned over their involvement in examination malpractices.
Legit.ng gathers that the letter was signed by the Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator for Head of National office of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), S.D. Kum.
According to Kum, all the schools affected by the ban will not register candidates for the examination until further notice.
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PM News noted that some schools in the state have acquired the notoriety of being called "Miracle Centres” where all manners of examination malpractices are allowed.
It was learnt that the "miracle centres" are patronised by desperate candidates and their parents.
See full list of the banned schools below:
- EL-Olam global academy, Ogbogoro
- Rehoboth Int'l Secondary School
- Christ Secondary School, Nonwa
- Midland Int'l Christian Sec. Sch, Port Harcourt
- Rootway Compre. College, Port Harcourt
- Charry Compre. Sec. Sch, Port Harcourt
- Millennium High School, Port Harcourt
- Sonny Memorial College, Diobu
- Sit-up International School, Oyigho
- Rich-Model Secondary School, Oyigbo
- Excel Comprehensive College, Okrika
- Victory High School, Port Harcourt
- Atlantic Heralds High School, Port Harcourt
- Nigerian Christian Comp. College, Asarunia
- Nobsams International School, Igbo Etche
- Unique International Secondary School, Etche
- Ranjenny's High School, Ogale Nchia Eleme
- Baptist Vocational College, Aboada
- John Wesley College, Bori
Note: The remaining two schools on the list are not visible in the document published by PM News.
- Community Secondary School, Ido
- Community Secondary School, Baranyowa Dere
- Community Secondary School, KONO Boue
- Community Secondary School, Kpean
- Comprehensive High Shool, Sii Khanna
- Kono Secondary School, Kono
- Community Secondary School, Baen
- Comm. Secondary School. Ngo-Uyeada
- Community Secondary School, Abam-ama
- Community Secondary School, Ban-Ogoi
- Tua-Tua Community Secondary School, Korokoro
- Joinkrama Girls' Secondary School, Joinkrama
- Western Ahoada County High School, Ahoada
- Community Secondary School, Ebubu Eleme
Governor Wike strips 21 private schools of license
Meanwhile, the 21 private schools banned by WAEC have been stripped of their license by the Rivers state government.
This was made known by the state commissioner for education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, on Monday, March 21.
According to Ebeku at least 14 principals of public secondary schools were also relegated by the state government following a series of investigations that involved them in WAEC malpractices.