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  • Updated: May 08, 2023

WASSCE: Imo Government Establishes Committee To Curb Malpractices

WASSCE: Imo Government Establishes Committee To Curb Malprac

As the 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) commences, the Imo State Government has established a monitoring committee to prevent malpractices.

Prof. Johncliffe Nwadike, the commissioner for education, revealed this to journalists on Monday in Owerri.

All potential openings for test fraud, according to Nwadike, a former Head of the History and International Studies Department at Imo State University in Owerri, have been closed.

Nwadike stated that the committee would go around the state to ensure strict adherence to the requirements set for the examination.

He further noted that a special squad had also been assembled to keep an eye on committee members and prevent them from compromising standards.

“The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and I set up a special squad to monitor the committee and supervise the supervisors to ensure strict compliance with set standards.

“We interacted with the WAEC Coordinator in Imo, carried out sensitisation in schools, on the need for principals to nominate as supervisors those who can protect their integrity.

“We also organised a workshop for supervisors, where we told them that violations of guidelines for the exams would attract sanctions such as suspension, demotion or outright dismissal,” he said.

The university Don added that the reagents and chemicals needed for laboratory testing were prepared, so candidates in the state would not lack any necessity for the examination.

Nwadike, however, gave the people of Imo the assurance that the ministry was working closely with the Federal Ministry of Education to secure the release of all pending results for the 2022 WASSCE.

In order to ensure a smooth test process, he asked applicants, schools, and supervisors in Imo to completely cooperate with the arrangements.

He further expressed optimism that the state's pupils would do well on the exams.

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