The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has de-recognized thirteen secondary schools and warned fifty-six others in Kogi state for their involvement in examination malpractice during the 2018 West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The WAEC Desk Officer, Kogi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ademu Amos, disclosed this at a meeting with the principals, vice principals and examination officers of the affected schools in Lokoja.
According to him, in the Examination Malpractices Act No. 33 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), offenders are liable to four years imprisonment and a fine of N100,000 per student and N250,000 per school.
Amos explained that the major offences committed ranged from the use of mobile phones and similarity in the work of students, because, students copied each other.
WAEC Branch Controller in the state, Dr. Natty Bobai, stated that the examination council had zero-tolerance for examination malpractice and would do everything to curtail the menace.