The Rivers State Government has announced that it will work with the West African Examination Council to combat educational misconduct, with miracle centers being blacklisted in the state.
Prof. Kaniye Ebeku, the state Commissioner for Education, announced this at a WAEC stakeholders meeting in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The purpose of the meeting, which was attended by several education stakeholders, was to examine the Council’s actions and performance in relation to the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
In his words, “Collaborate with us to make sure that we have a situation where in this state (Rivers), there will be no cases of malpractice; and we will collaborate with you to blacklist all miracle centres.”
Ebeku noted a case of irregularity against a private school in the state, saying the issue was being investigated.
Ebeku said, “The Ministry is investigating the issue. If we find anyone culpable, we shall sanction such individual.”
Mr. Suleman Kum, the WAEC Zonal Director, said the purpose of the meeting was to share ideas with stakeholders to identify and solve the problems concerning WAEC operation in the state.