Education

41 teachers punished for exam malpractice in Delta State

The Delta State Government has sanctioned about 41 teachers for allegedly being involved in examination malpractice during the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

This was contained in a statement by Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr Patrick Ukah.

According to Ukah, the decisions were based on the recommendations by the Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee of the state.

He stated that the affected teachers will suffer deferment of promotion by one year and banned from the supervision of any school examination for a period of three years.

“I have directed the Post Primary Education Board to implement the deferment of promotions by one year for the 41 affected teachers.

“While others are being sanctioned, P.O. Okolo, is to be given a letter of commendation for a job well done during the examination.

“The principals and examination officers of 13 public secondary schools and one private secondary school indicted for examination malpractice are to be issued with letters of warning by PPEB to desist from acts of negligence.” He said.

Ukah also approved Anointed Secondary School, Ubogo, Udu Local Government Area, which was closed down last year for examination malpractice be issued a warning letter and allowed to reopen to give the school a second chance to abide by laid down examination ethics.