The Rivers State Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku says the 14 principals of public schools delisted have been demoted and private schools delisted by WAEC may risk withdrawal of their approval certificate.
Professor Ebeku also revealed that principals of the public schools delisted have been demoted and private schools delisted by WAEC may risk withdrawal of their approval certificate.
Also, necessary actions have been taken against these schools delisted by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).
He emphasised that the state government had taken steps against examination malpractices in the past with the dismissal and suspension of principals, staff and withdrawal of approval certificates of private schools involved in malpractice.
Professor Ebeku in a chat with reporters in Port Harcourt said that the ministry received the letter from WAEC, adding that the ministry has already informed the schools affected, frowned that those at the head of affairs allowed such to happen.
The Commissioner for Education also reiterated the state governments zero tolerance for examination malpractice.
He added that necessary actions have been taken against these schools even as the state government had taken steps against examination malpractices in the past.
The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, had derecognized 35 schools in Rivers State over alleged examination malpractice.
Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator for Head of National office, S.D. KUM made this known in a letter sent to the Rivers State Commissioner for Education.
He noted that the schools were indicted for examination malpractice, which is a serious offence.
Some of the schools include: Christ Secondary School, Nonwa; Rootway Comprehensive College, PH; Millenium High School PH; Excel Comprehensive College, Bori; Sonny Memorial College, Diobu and Comprehensive High School, Khana.
Others are: Community Sec. Sch. Baen; Community Secondary School Ngo-Uyeada; Baptist Vocational College, Ahoada; Community Secondary School Ebubu Eleme and John Wesley College, Bori amongst others.