The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has delisted 42 schools in Benue state over alleged involvement in examination malpractices.

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According to NAN, Dennis Ityavyar, the state commissioner for education, broke the news in Markudi on Wednesday.

“Let me inform the public that WAEC has delisted 42 schools in the state and most of them are private schools. There are two public schools involved. The schools were delisted following large scale examination malpractices,” he said.

The commissioner said the development implies that students who have already registered with the affected schools will write their exams in other centres.

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“WAEC usually delists or suspend centres were examination rules are breached. Students who registered for WAEC in those centres, will now have to write it in other centres,” he added.

Ityavyar also said that there are existing procedures put in place to punish all teachers involved in examination malpractices in the state.

“All the principals of the affected 42 schools will be removed and further investigation carried out on the matter,” he said.

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“Whenever there is examination malpractice, the first thing we do is to remove the principals of the schools in question. Some of them usually blame the invigilators but there is no way the principal and teachers will not know about it.”

Ityavyar also said the state government would do everything possible to discourage students and teachers from further engaging in examination malpractice.



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