Monday 25th September, 2017
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WASSCE: Rivers warns officials against sharp practices

WASSCE: Rivers warns officials against sharp practices

Any official of the Riv­ers State Government involved in any form of sharp practices in the ongo­ing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will be punished, the Commissioner for Educa­tion, Prof Kaniye Ebeku, has warned.
Ebeku gave the warning when members of the state Ministry of Education Moni­toring Team apprehended a supervisor for alleged exami­nation malpractice.
The commissioner who frowned at the conduct of the supervisor promised to take disciplinary action on the err­ing official, who is a teacher in Community Secondary School, Nkpolu Oruwuruk­wo, in the Port Harcourt Local Government Area.
He said that it was the re­sponsibility of the ministry to ensure that examination ex­ercise in the state was void of irregularities
Ebeku said: “We do not want our state to have a situ­ation where the West Afri­can Examination Council (WAEC) will announce that examination malpractice is going on here. We do not want to hear it and that is the reason we are monitoring schools ac­credited for the exam.
“Across the state, officials from the Ministry of Educa­tion are going round to moni­tor the ongoing examination. We will not relent to punish any of our members of staff or teacher caught in malpractice. We will continue to partner with the examination body in ensuring that they get it right here, and if a situation like this happens again, we will draw your attention to it,” Ebeku as­sured.
The South-South Zonal Coordinator of WAEC, Ger­shon Dandak, who was also at the scene of the incident, said that appropriate disciplinary measures would be taken on the erring school and supervi­sor.
Dandak said: “You have seen what we are seeing. We will further investigate this and what is right will defi­nitely be done. I can assure you that we will not let this slip off.”

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