The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has sanctioned 30 secondary schools in Lagos State over alleged involvement in examination malpractices at the May/June 2015 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has concluded plans to shut any private school operating illegally in the state, saying “of the 11, 000 private schools in Lagos, only 4, 000 are registered.”
Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr.Oluranti Adebule made the announcement at a stakeholders meeting with Proprietors and Owners of Private Schools in the state held at Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja. Adebulewhere she said, “I am not happy with how the 2015 WAEC examination was held. 30 schools were caught engaging in examination malpractices. This is not good at all as it affects the state in terms of national rating.”
She also lamented that a larger percent of the private schools in the state do not employ qualified teachers and school administrators, adding, “At the end, students’ outcome and performances are negatively affected.”
The deputy governor then urged school owners to stop cutting corners for the sake of making money and protect the integrity of the education sector. According to her, the census government would commence censors of private schools in the state and intensify regulations to ensure that required standards are upheld.
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