Exam Malpractice: WAEC De-recognises 13 Schools in Kogi State

Ayo Ajayi

Not less than 13 schools in Kogi State have been de-recognised by the West African Examinations Council, for their involvement in examination malpractice during the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

56 others in Kogi  State for their involvement in examination malpractice during the 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

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

According to Amos, another 56 were given a warning for the same offence. He explained that 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 N250, 000 per school.

Amos explained further that the major offences committed ranged from the use of mobile phones and similarity in the work of students, because, students copied each other.

 

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