30 Schools in Benue state have landed in trouble with the WAEC for issues relating to exam malpractice.
In this article, we would be looking at WAEC Blacklist 30 schools over Expo Runs.
The affected schools are reported to have been delisted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC), meaning they are not allowed to participate in future WAEC examinations.
According to the Benue State Commissioner for Education, Professor Dennis Ityavya, who made the announcement on Sunday, March 7th, some of the affected schools are private schools, mostly located in rural communities, and are used as miracle centers. Some of these schools’ results have been withdrawn.
The Commissioner further disclosed that officials of the ministry alongside security operatives would move around the state to shut down
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has banned 35 secondary schools in Rivers State from presenting candidates for the Secondary School Certificate Examination over their involvement in examination malpractices in past exams.
This was contained in a letter signed by the Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator for Head of National Office of WAEC, S.D. KUM, and addressed to the affected schools, through the State Ministry of Education.
According to the letter, schools affected by the ban are barred from registering candidates for the examination until further notice.
See the full list of schools below:
- El-Olam Global Academy, Ogbogoro
- Rehoboth Int’l Secondary School
- Midland Int’l Christain Sec. Scch. Port Harcourt
- Rootway Compre. College, Port Harcourt
- Charry Compre. Sech. Sch. Port Harcourt
- Millennium High School, Port Harcourt
- Sony Memorial College, Diobu
- Sit-Up International College Oyigbo
- Excel Comprehensive College, Okrika
- Victory High School, Port Harcourt
- Atlantic Heralds High School, Port Harcourt
- Nigerian Christain Comp. College Asarama
- John Wesley College, Bori
- Nobsants International Sec. Sch. Igbo Etche
- Unique International Sec. School, Etche
- Ranjeny’s High School, Ogale Nchia Eleme
- Baptisit Vocational College, Ahoada
- Community Secondary School, Ido
- Community Secondary School, Baranyowa Dere
- Community Secondary School, Kono Benue
- Community Secondary School, Kpean
- Comprehensive High School, Sii Khanna
- Kono Secondary School, Kono
- Community Secondary School, Baen
- Community Secondary School, Ngo-Uyeada
- Community Senior Secondary School Abam-ama
- Community Secondary School, Ban-Ogoi
- Tus-Tus Community Secondary School, Korokoro
- Joinkrama Girls’s Secondary School, Joinkrama
- Western Ahoada County High School, Ahoada
- Community Secondary School, Ebubu Eleme
In reaction to the list of blacklisted schools by WAEC, the Rivers State Government demoted 14 public secondary schools principals over their schools’ involvement in examination malpractices.
The state Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku relayed their demotion on Monday, March 21 in Port-Harcourt, saying it was in response to the delisting of 35 schools in the state from participating in WAEC’s examinations. He blamed school administrators for allowing examination malpractices to thrive in their Centres.
21 private schools affected by WAEC delisting have also been stripped of their licenses by the state government.
The commissioner stated that the state has no tolerance for examination malpractices as it had in the past dismissed and suspended Principals and staff found wanting, including the withdrawal of approval certificates of private schools involved in the act.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) sanctioned 165 private and public schools in Kwara State for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2019 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Affected were 122 public secondary schools and 43 private schools.
The schools, which have been blacklisted and fined N25,000 each by the examination body, cut across the three senatorial districts of the state.
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