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Rivers State government withdraws 21 school licenses, demotes 14 Principals over Exam malpractice

14 principals of public schools have been demoted, as well as the withdrawal of 21 operational licences of private schools as announced by the Rivers state government, over their alleged involvement in examination malpractices.

Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, the State Commissioner for Education, while speaking to newsmen in port-harcourt, stated that the action followed a letter written to the state ministry of Education by the West African Examination Council containing a list of 35 secondary schools in the state that have been delisted and their offences with respect to some malpractices in the conduct of WAEC exams in 2021.
The commissioner said; 
"Upon receipt of the letter, we immediately invited the affected schools to a meeting.

“We presented this information to them and found that those at the helm of affairs in the various schools allowed this sort of situation to arise. Following that, we decided on certain sanctions.

"He said the state government led by Governor Nyesom Wike does not condone any form of examination malpractices whether in public or private schools in the state. Thus, “For all principals who are still in service and who superintended at the time this situation arose, we have directed that they be demoted. 
“For all schools that are found in the list, we have directed that their licenses to operate be withdrawn forthwith. This is the situation of things right now,” 

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