DELTA State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Patrick Ukah, has approved recommended sanctions for 41 teachers who were engaged in examination malpractice during the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee of the state recommended deferment of promotion by one year and banning of the teachers from supervising any school examination for a period of three years.
Ukah, directed the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB), to implement the deferment of promotions by one year of the 41 affected teachers.
The Principals and Examination Officers of 13 public secondary schools and one private secondary school indicted for examination malpractice are also, to be issued with letters of warning by PPEB to desist from acts of negligence, while the commissuoner, gave approval for the issuance of warning letter and reopening of Anointed Secondary School, Ubogo, Udu Local Government Area, which was closed down last year for examination malpractice.
Also, Mary Mount College, Boji-Boji Owa, was found guilty of examination malpractice and fined N100,000:00 as penalty to act as deterrent to other schools.
The Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee, headed by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Comrade Sam Dietake, has representatives of PPEB, Ministry of Justice, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPPS), Association of Private School Owners of Nigeria (APSON), National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) and other officials of the ministry, also called for the issuance of letter of commendation to Mr. P. O. Okolo, for a job well done during the examination, which was approved by the commissioner.