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WAEC: Edo Government Suspends 28 Principals of Public Schools over Exam Malpractice

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Edo State Government has allegedly suspended twenty eight principals of public senior secondary schools over their involvement in examination malpractice in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

Hon. Emmanuel Agbele, Commissioner for Education, in a memo to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Edo state said that the decision to suspend the affected principals followed the receipt of “report of investigations on the issue, carried out and decision reached by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cancelling the results of affected candidates, and derecognizing the schools for a period of two years, with effect from the WASSCE for school candidates, 2019.”

The Commissioner also ordered that a query should be sent to 28 private secondary schools to explain in 72 hours, why they shouldn’t be deregistered for involvement in examination malpractice in the 2018 WASSCE.

He directed that a strong warning and reprimand in writing be issued to proprietors of affected private secondary schools for complicity in examination malpractice in their respective schools in the WASSCE for school candidates.

A total of 16 private and public secondary schools got warning letters for complicity in examination malpractice.

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