Lagos to shut down schools involved in exam malpractices

The Lagos State government will shut down schools involved in examination malpractices.

Deputy Governor of the state, Idiat Oluranti Adebule said this had become imminent especially in the case of “serial offenders”.

Dr Adebule stated that during a meeting with proprietors of private schools in Lagos. The proprietors agreed with the Deputy Governor to shut down any school indicted by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) for examination malpractices for three consecutive years.

At the meeting, Adebule had registered discomfort about the indictment of schools by WAEC.

She revealed that some schools are serial offenders whose names appeared on the list.

EduCeleb.com reports that 66, 61 and 56 schools in Lagos State were indicted in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Such schools, she vowed will not be allowed to register students for subsequent West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Adebule intimated the school owners of the education policy review the that the State is working upon and urged them to prepare a position paper and submit to the Ministry for consideration before the proposed stakeholders meeting schedule to hold soon.

She implored the various Proprietor associations to mobilize, sensitise and enlighten their members to take advantage of the seamless schools registration policy to come forward and do the needful to starve off the imminent shut down of non-compliant schools.

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The deadline of the moratorium, according to her, is July 2018 as no school will be allowed to operate in September without being duly registered.

EduCeleb.com earlier reported that the Lagos State University lecturer sensitised the proprietors on the implementation of the Yoruba Language promotion and preservation Law. An emphasis was placed on the conduct of school activities in Yoruba every Wednesday.

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