The Anambra government says supervisors of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) will henceforth be held responsible for any form of examination malpractice in schools across the state.
NAN reports that Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the commissioner for education, announced the new development during the 71st WAEC day celebration on Wednesday at Nise, Awka south LGA.
The commissioner said such actions would also attract fines and other punishments for the school or centre.
Chuma-Udeh said the decision was among the major strategies adopted by the state ministry to combat examination malpractice.
She also said all former WAEC supervisors in the state had been relieved of their duties with effect from this year.
“We want to have a new crop of supervisors, and if there is a case of examination malpractice in any school or centre, the supervisor there will be held responsible,” she said.
“WAEC punishment for culprits of examination malpractice should be commensurate with the offence committed, and it should be meted out to the right offenders.”
The commissioner said the Chukwuma Soludo-led administration remains committed to combating examination malpractice in the state.
She said such has become imperative to produce qualitative individuals who would contribute to the development of the state and excel among their peers.
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