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WAEC delists 30 schools in Benue over malpractices


Imran Musa
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Benue State Commissioner for Education, Professor Dennis Ityavya, has said that West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has delisted 30 schools in Benue State over examination malpractices.

The Commissioner stated this in a telephone chat with our correspondent, on Sunday.

According to Ityavya, some of the affected schools are private adding that some of the schools have had their results withdrawn.

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WAEC has delisted 30 schools in the state and most of them are private schools, some of them have had their results withdrawn by the body for examination malpractices.”

Professor Ityavya said that the state government had listed over 1,000 schools both primary and post-primary to be shut down.

While decrying the proliferation of illegal schools in the state, the commissioner said that officials of the ministry alongside security operatives would move around the state to shut down the illegal schools.

“Some of these schools are in the rural communities operating illegally, most of them, particularly, the secondary schools are used as miracle centres.

“We are collaborating with security operatives to move around the state and clamp down all these illegal schools.

Source: Nigerian Tribune

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