Principals Face Sanction As WAEC Suspends Centres Over Malpractice


No less than 20 centres in Nasarawa State accredited for writing of the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been suspended over cases of exam malpractice. 

This, the state government has threatened to sanction the school heads for their roles which led to the suspension 

The commissioner of Education, Haj. Fati Sabo Jimeta, made  this known on Tuesday in Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) at a meeting with principals from Nasarawa West Senatorial district.

According to the Commissioner, the action of these principals and some of their staff is considered an attempt to tarnish the image of the state. 

She said that 20 WASSCE centres in the state were suspended by the external examination body due to reported cases of examination malpractice perpetrated by the principals and some of their staff. 

“From the preliminary reports 20 centres including centres in private schools were suspended due to examination malpractice.

“So, we are looking forward to the inspectors from the respective area offices to sent the final reports to us for investigation and possible sanction to the culprits,” the Commissioner said.

She noted that the ministry would not allow anybody to sabotage its efforts of making the education sector in the state one of the best in the country in terms of outputs.

“We would not tolerate the existence of miracle centres where excellence results were being produced through malpractice.

“We intend to reposition and make the education sector the best in the country through hard work and dedication and not through a dubious means,” the Commissioner added.

In his contribution, the State Chairman of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, (ANCOPSS) Ogiri Christopher, condemned the attitude of the affected principals.

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