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WAEC removes 30 Benue schools over exam malpractices

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has delisted 30 schools in Benue State over examination malpractices, TopNaija reports.

Professor Dennis Ityavya, the state Commissioner for Education, disclosed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Saturday.

He said, “Let me inform the public that WAEC has delisted 30 schools in the state and most of them are private schools. Some of them had their results withdrawn by the examination body for examination malpractices.”

The commissioner noted that the state government had also listed over one thousand schools, both primary and post-primary, for shutdown.

Recall that about 2,300 illegal primary and post-primary schools were closed in 2018 by the state government.

Ityavya, who decried the proliferation of illegal schools in the state, said officials of the ministry alongside security operatives, would move round the state to shut down the illegal schools.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board established by law to determine the examinations required in the public interest in the English-speaking West African countries, to conduct the examinations and to award certificates comparable to those of equivalent examining authorities internationally.


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