WAEC de-recognises 13 schools in Kogi over exam malpractice

WAEC de-recognises 13 schools in Kogi over exam malpractice


The West African Examinations Council has de – recognised 13 secondary schools and warned 56 others in Kogi State for their involvement in examination malpractice during the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations .

Mr Ademu Amos, WAEC Desk Officer, Kogi Ministry of Education , Science and Technology , disclosed this at a meeting with the principals , vice principals and examination officers of the affected schools on Thursday in Lokoja .

According to Amos , 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 N 250 , 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 .

Dr Natty Bobai , WAEC Branch Controller in the state , said it had zero -tolerance for examination malpractice and would do everything to curtail the menace .

The de – recognised schools include Jama’atu Nasril Islam Sec . Sch , Ankpa , Christ the King College , Govt . Girls Sec . Sch , Okaba , Ikah Comm . Sec . Sch, Ikah , Iyale Comm . Sec . Sch, Iyale , and Aitam Science Academy , Anyigba .

Others are: Al -Ansar Sec . Sch, Lokoja , Bright Future Int. Sec . Sch , Obangede , Okehi , Comm . Sec . Sch, Uboro , Okehi , Paramako Sec . Sch , Ogbogbo , Omabo Comm . Sec . Sch, Omabo , First Grade Success Academy , Okenya , and National Sec . Sch , Agala -Ate road , Anyigba .

( NAN )

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