Ebonyi Govt Demotes 5 Principals Over Exams Malpractice

The Ebonyi State Government has demoted Five school principals to classroom teachers for allegedly involving in examination malpractice.

The Commissioner for Education, Prof. John Eke, made this known to journalists on Thursday, adding that the principals were aiding students to cheat at the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

The commissioner who had taken time out to visit some schools as the examination was going on was disturbed at the level of examination cheat with some principals aiding the malpractice.

Eke said that out of the 20 schools indicted, five of them were public schools, while 15 of them were private schools.

Meanwhile, report showed that the five principals had earlier been indicted by the National Committee on WAEC Examination malpractices.

The commissioner also noted that 35 other principals of public secondary schools were on the waiting list as they had since been given warnings to desist from examination malpractice.

Also on the list of those that had been warned were 25 supervisors and they had been placed on half salary for the next three months.

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