The Delta state government has sanctioned 41 teachers over alleged examination malpractice during the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to NAN, Patrick Ukah, the state commissioner for basic and secondary education, in a statement, approved the decision based on the recommendations by the examination ethics disciplinary committee of the state, headed by Sam Dietake, permanent secretary of the ministry.
“They are to suffer deferment of promotion by one year and banned from supervision of any school examination for a period of three years,” the statement read.
“I have directed the Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) to implement the deferment of promotions by one year for the 41 affected teachers.
“While others are being sanctioned, P.O Okolo is to be given a letter of commendation for a job well done during the examination.
“The principals and examination officers of 13 public secondary schools and one private secondary school indicted for examination malpractice are to be issued with letters of warning by PPEB to desist from acts of negligence.”
Ukah also approved that Anointed Secondary School, Ubogo, Udu local government area, which was closed down last year for examination malpractice, be issued a warning letter and allowed to reopen to give the school a second chance to abide by laid down examination ethics.
“Mary Mount College, Boji-Boji Owa, was found guilty of examination malpractice and fined N100,000 as penalty to act as deterrent to other schools,” the statement added.