EKSG to sanction schools caught in exam malpractice

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EKSG to sanction schools caught in exam malpractice

The Ekiti State Government, under the watch of Dr. John Kayode Fayemi
has threatened to shut down any school caught engaging in any form of
examination malpractice.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and
Technology, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi gave this warning during a meeting with
education stakeholders in Ado – Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital.

Mr. Ajayi, who frowned at the inability of some parents to provide
basic and necessary learning requirements such as textbooks, school
uniforms, food and transport fare for their wards, urged parents who
enjoy taking their wards to ‘miracle centres’ in order to pass their
examinations to desist from the habit.

The Permanent Secretary said there was no short course to success
except through dint of hard work, diligence, and obedience to
constituted authorities.

He warned parents, guardians and students to stop embarrassing,
molesting or abusing their teachers as anyone caught in such
misconduct would henceforth be prosecuted by the Ekiti State
Government.

Mr. Ajayi announced the establishment of four new Secondary Schools in
Ado-Ekiti. He said the establishment of the new schools would address
the problem of congestion and overpopulation noticed in public schools
located in and around Ado-Ekiti, the State capital.

The schools, according to the Permanent Secretary would be sited at
Afao road and Omisanjana-Sije areas of the state capital with the
schools becoming fully operational by the year 2020.

In her remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Teaching Service commission,
Dr. (Mrs.) Bimpe Osundare, who observed that any teacher getting
involved in examination malpractice was not in any way helping the
students but contributing very largely in ruining their lives said
supervisors who encourage cheating during examinations should be
sanctioned to serve as deterrent to others.

The Ekiti Central District Tutor-General, Chief Mrs. Anike Oluwatoyin
Arogundade, who warned Principals and Registrars of Public Schools not
to inflate the number of students who passed SS2 Unified Examination,
called on the leadership of the Association of Nigeria Conference of
Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) to be more alive to their
responsibilities.

The ANCOPSS President in Ekiti State, Mr. Abiodun Omotoso, who listed
some of the factors responsible for examination malpractice to include
internet or social media problems, human factor, unnecessary lobbying,
financial inducement amongst several others, suggested that Vice –
Principals and teachers who have put in more than twenty- five years
should be made to supervise certificate examinations

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