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Exam Malpractice: Lagos govt to shut down indicted schools

 

The Lagos State Government and Proprietors of Private Schools in the state have agreed to shut down any school indicted by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) for examination malpractice for three consecutive years.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs Idiat Oluranti Adebule, who disclosed this at a meeting with principals and head teachers of public schools decried the indictment of some schools by WAEC, stressing that some serial offenders had appeared on the list for three successive years between 2015 and 2017.
She vowed that such schools would not be allowed to register students for the Year 2018 West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE).
Adebule informed the school owners of the impending education policy review by the state and urged them to prepare a position paper and submit to the ministry for consideration before the proposed stakeholders meeting scheduled to hold soon.
She implored the various School Proprietors’ Association to mobilise, sensitise and enlighten their members to take advantage of the seamless schools’ registration policy to prevent the imminent shut down of non-compliant schools, noting that the moratorium deadline is July 2018.

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