The Delta State Government has sanctioned 41 teachers for examination malpractice during the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Delta State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Patrick Ukah, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen.
According to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, Ukah said the move to mete out relevant punishment to the affected teachers was based on the recommendations by the Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee of the state.
He said, “They are to suffer deferment of promotion by one year and banned from the supervision of any school examination for a period of three years.
“I have directed the Post Primary Education Board to implement the deferment of promotions by one year for the 41 affected teachers.
“While others are being sanctioned, P .O . Okolo , is to be given a letter of commendation for a job well done during the examination .
“The principals and examination officers of 13 public secondary schools and one private secondary school indicted for examination malpractice are to be issued with letters of warning by PPEB to desist from acts of negligence.”
The Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee, is headed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry , Sam Dietake.
Other representatives are the PPEB, Ministry of Justice , Nigeria Union of Teachers , All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools, Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria , National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, and other officials of the ministry.