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Principals, teachers risk sack over exam malpractice

 By Tony Edike

Enugu — Principals and teachers in secondary schools in Enugu State involved in examination malpractice will be sacked.

Mrs Stella Ngwu, Chairman of the state’s  Post-Primary School Management Board, PPSMB, said this yesterday in Enugu.

She said the practice where students relocated to rural schools for registration during external examinations had been abolished in the state.

Ngwu said the board and the state’s  Ministry of  Education had warned principals not to register any external candidate for examination except bona fide students.

The directive, she said,  would stem urban-rural migration of candidates during examinations.

To sanitise the school system, she said the board recently surcharged more than 1,400 teachers for various offences bordering on dereliction of duty.

She said:  “The surcharge is one of the best strategies to use against teachers; it makes them sit up.

“Another measure to check dereliction of duty among teachers and principals is the newly introduced promotion interviews for principals on grade levels 15 and 16 and the perusal of lesson notes and administrative records of interviewees during promotion exercises.”


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