Jos - The Commissioner for Education in
Plateau, Mr Paul Wai, on Friday, warned that any school caught in examination
malpractice in the state would be blacklisted.
The commissioner gave the warning while inspecting WAEC
centres in Jos, saying the state had zero tolerance for such acts.
Wai, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary,
Secondary Education, Mrs Ruth Biangten, told newsmen during the inspection that
the state had no tolerance for anything that would lower its standard of
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The commissioner, who frowned at examination malpractice,
said it had a long time stain on the perpetrators and the society if not
"Malpractice has destroyed the future of many bright
students in higher institutions as they find it difficult to cope with their
academics after gaining admission with such unmerited results," he said.
He, however, expressed satisfaction with the sanitary
condition of schools visited and the arrangement of the WAEC examination halls
He said an organised environment helped in minimising
examination fraud, unlike in years past where halls were congested and very
noisy during examinations.
Wai applauded the examination council for providing
sufficient examination materials and for ensuring that the examination was