The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has lauded Kwara State Government on reduction in examination malpractices in the state.
Speaking during the 2020 WAEC State Committee Meeting held at the Ministry’s Headquarters, the Human Resources Manager of WAEC, Mr. Adesoji Faboro disclosed that:
“The swapping of Principals to other schools and the involvement of External Monitoring Teams that cut across lecturers from State Colleges of Education was a good initiative which is going to go a long way in reduction of examination malpractices and enhance development of the education sector in the state”.
He implored the Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development to sustain the initiatives in the interest of future leaders that have been brainwashed.
Earlier, in her remarks, the Commissioner for Education, Hajia Fatimah Bisola Ahmed, who was represented by the Director, Curriculum and Assessment, Alhaji Ismail Ibrahim, appreciated WAEC for recognizing the efforts of the present administration in curbing examination malpractices in the state.
She reiterated the commitment of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration to the provision of sound and quality education that will give the children a chance in life, productive and useful to self and the society at large.
The meeting was well attended by education stakeholders in the state.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, Kwara State House of Assembly Committee on Education, Honourable Saliu Muhammad Baba Boriya has commended the state government for allowing External Monitoring Teams that cut across educationists from State Colleges of Education to partake in this year’s WAEC supervision.
Boriya made this commendation during the official presentation of reports of the External Monitoring Teams on WAEC Supervision led by Dr Ayorinde Israel of College of Education, Ilorin, held at the Ministry’s Headquarters.
” This is a landmark achievement in the history of education development in Kwara State. The gestures has contributed immensely to the reduction of examination malpractices and also boost the morale of our students that they can make it without cheating in their examinations, ” he said.
He called on Education Stakeholders to join hands with the state government in its efforts to eradicate examination malpractices in the state.
In his remark, the Chairman, External Monitoring Teams, Dr. Ayorinde Isreal appreciated the responsiveness of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration, noting that he has proved that education is the bedrock of development of any society.
“You have been able to change the scandalous narrative. Not just by paying the huge fine to WAEC but also by ensuring that examination malpractice has no room in the State anymore,” Ayorinde stated.
He implored the government to sustain the gestures in subsequent examinations in the state.
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