The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has banned 35 secondary schools in Rivers State, Nigeria from presenting candidates for the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) over examination malpractices.
As reported by PM News, the Rivers State's Ministry of Education has sent letters signed by the council's Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator for Head of National office, S.D. Kum, confirming the ban to the owners of the affected schools.
The Coordinator said the affected schools have been banned from registering candidates till further notice.
Below is a list of the affected schools
1. EL-Olam global academy, Ogbogoro
2. Rehoboth Int'l Secondary School
3. Christ Secondary School, Nonwa
4. Midland Int'l Christian Sec. Sch, Port Harcourt
5. Rootway Comprehension College, Port Harcourt
6. Charry Comprehension Sec. Sch, Port Harcourt
7. Millennium High School, Port Harcourt
8. Sonny Memorial College, Diobu
9. Sit-up International School, Oyigho
10. Rich-Model Secondary School, Oyigbo
11. Excel Comprehensive College, Okrika
12. Victory High School, Port Harcourt
13. Atlantic Heralds High School, Port Harcourt
14. Nigerian Christian Comp. College, Asarunia
15. Nobsams International School, Igbo Etche
16. Unique International Secondary School, Etche
17. Ranjenny's High School, Ogale Nchia Eleme
18. Baptist Vocational College, Aboada
19. John Wesley College, Bori
20. Community Secondary School, Ido
21. Community Secondary School, Baranyowa Dere
22. Community Secondary School, KONO Boue
23. Community Secondary School, Kpean
24. Comprehensive High Shool, Sii Khanna
25. Kono Secondary School, Kono
26. Community Secondary School, Baen
27. Community Secondary School. Ngo-Uyeada
28. Community Secondary School, Abam-ama
29. Community Secondary School, Ban-Ogoi Tua-Tua
30. Community Secondary School, Korokoro
31. Joinkrama Girls' Secondary School, Joinkrama
32. Western Ahoada County High School, Ahoada
33. Community Secondary School, Ebubu Eleme
The two schools missing on the list were not in the document published by the news agency.
The state commissioner for education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku, revealed that the 21 private schools had been stripped of their licence while the principals of the public schools were relegated by the state government.
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