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Exam Malpractice: Oyo Govt. To Penalize Principals, Parents of Delisted Schools

The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has delisted several schools in the state, and the oyo State Government has announced that it will penalize the principals and parents of those schools.

This was stated on Monday in Ibadan by the State Commissioner for Education, Science, and Technology, Barr. Abiodun Abdu-Raheem.

Because the state government has zero tolerance for cheating on exams, according to Abiodun, sanctions would be meted out to both principals and parents who are found wanting.

Additionally, he issued a warning to principals to stop promoting examination malpractice, which was spreading to both private and public institutions in the state.

“It should be noted that, the Oyo State Government has zero tolerance for examination malpractices, therefore, Principals and Teachers of both Private and Public Schools and parents were earlier warned to desist from any act of collaboration on examination malpractices as sanctions would be meted to concerned staff and parents”, he assured.

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According to Abiodun, only the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has the ability to de-recognize schools that have been found to have engaged in examination misconduct and to publish a list of those schools.

He further disclosed that derecognized schools will not be permitted to present candidates for WAEC for a period of two years, saying “however, this does not debar students of such schools from sitting for the West African Examination Certificate (WAEC), as they are mobilised to the nearest school to write the WAEC; only the identified school is derecognized as a WAEC Centre”.

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“It should be noted that the Government of Oyo State will waste no time to investigate any such occurrence, while the necessary punishments as enumerated above will be meted to anyone found guilty”, he added.

However, the Commissioner cautioned leaders of the state’s public and private institutions to abstain from any actions that would disparage their institutions and damage the state’s reputation.

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As a result, he urged the general public to take note that no student in the State would be denied the opportunity to take the WAEC in the academic sessions of 2022–2023 and succeeding years.

Exam Malpractice: Oyo Govt. To Penalize Principals, Parents of Delisted School

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