Delta State Shut Down Schools Over Exam Malpractice
By Uzoma Nlemibe
Delta State Government has ordered the closure of two private secondary schools and sanctioned 16 teachers across the state over their various levels of involvement in examination malpractice in the state.
This idecision was taken as a result of the approval of report of the Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee investigation on WAEC indictment of some public and private secondary schools in the state for examination malpractice in the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examination by the State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Patrick Ukah.
Report says that St. Vincent College, Ovwian, whose candidates wrote the 2018 WASSCE at Anointed Secondary School, Ubogo, without the approval of WAEC or the ministry, with the intent to committing examination malpractice is to be closed down along with Anointed Secondary School.
It also says that 12 Supervisors found guilty for collusion, compromise, negligence of duty and failure to write reports at the end of the examinations will suffer one year deferment of promotion and banned from supervision of any school examination for a period of three years.