From Douglas Blessing, Port Harcourt
The Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Prof Kaniye Ebeku, has warned students sitting for the 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the State against examination malpractice.
Prof Ebeku gave the warning on Monday, when he led a monitoring team to schools within Port Harcourt metropolis to ensure smooth conduct of the examination.
Addressing Students of the schools before commencement of their paper, Prof Ebeku stressed that anyone caught in examination malpractice will be dealt with in line with the prescribed rules and regulations governing the conduct of the examination.
He said: “The reason we are here today is to ensure that exams are going on seamlessly in this state; we don’t condone malpractices and we will not allow you to cheat”.
Prof Ebeku counselled the students against compromising their future by indulging in malpractices and noted that he is confident the students were well prepared for the examinations and have no reason to engage in any form of misconduct.
He said: ” I know that your school is a good school and your teachers have trained you well, I know that you should have confidence in yourself and if you have confidence in yourself that you have prepared very well, then you have no reason whatsoever to cheat”.