Ekiti State government has stated that it would not tolerate examination malpractice, warning that anybody caught would be sanctioned.
The Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola, gave the warning at the weekend while monitoring the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) at Amoye Grammar School, Ikere-Ekiti.
The government called on teachers and students to justify the huge investment of the state in education. Daramola reiterated that any school caught would be penalised in accordance to the law, due to the government’s zero tolerance for examination fraud.
Disclosing that the state paid N227 million for the registration of the 13,390 students in public secondary schools writing the examination in Ekiti, he added that over N24 million was paid to school principals as administrative charges.