Oyo Threatens to Sanction Principals, Teachers for Exam Malpractices

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Henceforth, principals and teachers in Oyo State involved in any form of examination malpractices in the West African Examination Council (WAEC) would be severely dealt with.

This threat was given by the Oyo State government after the exam agency indicted some schools in the state of malpractices with the alleged connivance of teachers.

The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, while reacting to the issue, said the conduct of the affected schools in the recently released result in the state was embarrassing.

The Commissioner condemned such acts of corruption and malpractices, vowing that if found culpable of such offences, the headship of such school will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

According to him, the state government under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde will not compromise hard work for dishonesty.

He emphasized that the present government was putting everything aright in the education sector of the state, through the provision of funds, regular payment of salaries, arrears and promotions.

Mr Abdu-Raheem emphasized zero tolerance for examination malpractices by the present administration, stating that the end result of examination malpractices is not just suicidal but capable of painting the state in a bad light, also messing up and destroying the future of the young ones

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Teaching Service Commission, Mr Akinade Alamu, cautioned school management and teachers to be wary of such acts.

Represented by the Commission’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs Bisi Oderinde, the Chairman stated that any principal or teacher found culpable will be demoted coupled with other serial sanctions.

“Principals of Schools are warned to always be present during examinations as no excuse will be tolerated,” he said.

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