Thirteen senior secondary schools in Gombe State have been de-recognised in four years, by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) over examination malpractices.

The Director of Examination, Ministry of Education, Gombe State, Alhaji Ali Yaya stated this during a meeting with all principals of secondary schools in the state with the management of the ministry in Gombe.

He said the development was a major setback in the ministry’s effort to improve the education sector in the state.

According to Alhaji Ali Yaya , examinations malpractice was the major challenge facing senior secondary schools in the state and which must be addressed to avert more schools from being de-recognised by the examination body.

He added that the menace of examinations malpractice had impacted negatively on the overall student’s performance in 2022 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE) final result in 2022.

In view of the situation,Alh. Ali Yaya said, the Examination Directorate of the Ministry had issued a warning to all principals in all schools to stay away from examination malpractice of any forms.

He stressed that any principal found wanting again in any form of Exams Malpractice will be seriously punished and the penalty should be paid by the school.


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