The Rivers State Government has demoted 14 public secondary schools principals following a ban placed on their schools by the West African Examination Council, WAEC over their schools’ involvement in examination malpractices.

The state Commissioner for Education, Professor Kaniye Ebeku relayed their demotion on Monday, March 21 in Port-Harcourt, saying it was in response to the delisting of 35 schools in the state from participating in WAEC’s examinations. He blamed school administrators for allowing examination malpractices to thrive in their Centres.

The 21 private schools affected by WAEC delisting have also been stripped of their licenses by the state government.
The commissioner stated that the state has no tolerance for examination malpractices as it had in the past dismissed and suspended Principals and staff found wanting, including the withdrawal of approval certificates of private schools involved in the act.

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