Delta State Government Demotes 41 Teachers For Examination Malpractice
The Delta State government has sanctioned 41 teachers for examination malpractice during
the 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Patrick Ukah, Delta Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education made this known in a statement
adding that the demotions are part of recommendations by the State’s Examination Ethics
The said teachers are to suffer deferment of promotion by one year and banned from the supervision of
any school examination for three years.
“I have directed the Post Primary Education Board to implement the deferment of promotions by one year
for the 41 affected teachers.
“While others are being sanctioned, P.O. Okolo, is to be given a letter of commendation for a job well done
during the examination.
“The principals and examination officers of 13 public secondary schools and one private secondary school
indicted for examination malpractice are to be issued with letters of warning by PPEB to desist from acts
Examination malpractice is a serious challenge in the Nigerian education sector and has continued
to grow secondary schools.
An ICIR investigation had revealed how Bachel College, a private secondary school in Lagos State with
the aid of its teachers and WAEC officials cheated in the 2019 examination.
In 2018, Kogi State Government banned 47 schools from presenting candidates in the 2018 West African Senior
School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) after disqualification by WAEC.
Rosemary Osikoya, Kogi State Commissioner for Education, said the disqualification was due to their habitual
involvement in examination malpractice.