By Gabriel Enogholase
BENINâ€”OVER 66 Senior Secondary Schools in Edo State have been blacklisted by the West Africa Examination Council from presenting candidates for the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in 2010.
According to the examination body, the affected secondary schools were unable to meet the requirements for presenting candidates for examination after the initial recognition given to them.
WAEC in a statement signed by its Director and Zonal Coordinator, Mr. Patrick Modebe, disclosed that the affected schools were re-inspected before the commencement of the May/June 2009 WASCE but as a result of some unexplained developments, the decision to forward the schools to the state Ministry of Education was put on hold.
He advised the Commissioner of Education not to allow the affected schools present candidates for the 2010 WASCE to give them the opportunities to provide the necessary facilities for their examinations.
He also said that any of the schools was at liberty to invite them to re-inspect their facilities through the Ministry of Education.
Fourty of the affected schools are located in Benin City, three in Ekpoma, seven in Uromi, two in Ewohinmi, one in Abudu, one in Auchi, one in Irrua,one in Ihievbe, two in Igarra, five in Ubiaja and one in Igueben.