Cross River Suspends Three Private Schools Over WAEC Indictment

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Prof. Offiong Offiong - Cross River State Commissioner for Education
Prof. Offiong Offiong – Cross River State Commissioner for Education

The Cross River State Ministry of Education has de-recognized three private secondary schools in the State for their involvement in various acts of examination malpractices.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and obtained by crossriverwatch, Mrs. Ann Odey on behalf of the Commissioner and the Ministry said the de-recognization of the affected private schools was based on a result of an investigation after receiving letters of indictment from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) concerning the activities of the affected schools over various forms of Examination Malpractice in the May/June 2012 West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).

The statement explained that the Ministry is embarrassed by the development and condemns in the strongest terms, the act perpetrated by the affected Schools.

It further stated that the Ministry has de-recognized the three Schools as Centers for all State conducted examinations for three years beginning from 2012/2013 academic session adding that Principals and Proprietors of the affected schools are expected to arrange for their students to write these examinations in other recognized schools in the State.

“Parents and Guardians of students preparing for examinations in the affected Schools are enjoined to note the development while all Principals and Proprietors of Private Schools in the State are warned to desist from engaging in any form of examination malpractice in their own interest.” The statement said.

The affected Schools are: Udigie Comprehensive High School, Obudu Local Government Area, Optimistic Secondary School, Ogada 1, Obubra Local Government Area and Wisdom Secondary Commercial School, Afrike, Bekwarra Local Government Area.

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