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WAEC: Kogi warns  against exam misconduct

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From AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja

KOGI State Government has warned principals of secondary schools and supervisors against condoning any act of examination misconducts during the upcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the state.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemi Jones, FCIB, gave the advice at this year’s WAEC briefings of principals, exam officers and supervisors in Lokoja Monday.

The Commissioner congratulated the participants at the meeting for the improved examination activities in the state since he assumed office.

He noted that Kogi used to be rated high in examination misconducts over the years, but has improved tremendously over the past two years.

It is with utmost delight and gratitude to inform you that we have improved tremendously for the past two years,” he said.

Jones explained that schools were made to write an undertaking in respect to examination misconducts, saying the principals complied and that had yielded great results.

According to him, last year, only one school was deregister and 25 schools warned.

This achievement was a product of the joint efforts between the Ministry of Education and Principals of our noble schools.

”I am standing before you in my capacity as the Hon. Commissioner to assure you, and to receive promise from you that this year’s examination will witness excellent performance, meaning that Kogi State will not hear the language of derecognition and being seriously warned again,” he said.

He, therefore charged the principals to always be available in their respective schools during any paper to avoid compromise, and urged supervisors to take their work seriously in order not to enter the black book of WAEC and the Ministry

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