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EDO and Benue states topped the black list

Posted by Charles Abah on 2007/02/13 | Views: 740 |

EDO and Benue states topped the black list


EDO and Benue states topped the list of states engaged in examination malpractice following the de-recognition of 324 secondary schools nationwide by the federal government over the weekend.

EDO and Benue states topped the list of states engaged in examination malpractice following the de-recognition of 324 secondary schools nationwide by the federal government over the weekend.

Similarly, the South-South geo-political zone ranked highest in the sharp practice, posting 116 of its schools on the black list.

The affected schools have all been barred from hosting public examinations organised by West African Examinations Council (WAEC) National Examination Council (NECO) Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), National Business and Technical Education Board (NABTEB) as National Teachers Institute (NTI) for four years beginning from 2007 to 2010.

Of the 36 states and Abuja Edo State has 63 of its secondary schools barred from hosting public examination, while Benue and Lagos States came second and third with 36 and 27 of their schools blacklists respectively.

Statistics from the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) entitled Examination malpractices volume are and made available to Daily Champion yesterday in Lagos showed that five states Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, Bayelsa, Bauchi and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had none of their schools blacklisted.

The data further revealed that the schools were all penalised following massive cheating in the 2005 May/June WAEC and NECO senior secondary any certificate examinations.

Some irregularities levelled against them included cases of impersonation, and assault, mass cheating, disorderly conduct, poor supervision, and use of dangerous weapons in examination hall any other sundry offences.

Also Enugu State came fourth on the list with 23 schools sanctioned, while Ogun State and Akwa-Ibom came fifth and sixth respectively. Ogun had 22 centres blacklisted, while Akwa-Ibom came fifth and sixth respectively. Ogun had 22 centres blacklisted, while Akwa-Ibom had 16 schools penalised.

Rivers State similarly had 16 schools de-recognised, Cross River 14, while Ondo, Anambra, Osun and Imo States each had 11 schools de-registered.

The rating further indicated that in the six-geo-political zones, South –South has 116 centres delisted even as South West, North Central South-East recorded 86, 54 and 48 schools blacklisted in that order.

The North West had 12 schools sanctioned, while North East had the least, with only eight school penalised in the rating.

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