ByÂ Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”South-South Commissioners of Education have resolved to work hand in hand with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and other sister bodies as NABTEB and NECO to tackle examination malpractices.
They noted that cheating in examinations had become a major challenge militating against quality education.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting aimed at charting a road map for education sector plan in Asaba, Delta State, weekend, the Chairman of the body, Prof. Offiong Offiong, from Rivers State also called for the strengthening of the inspectorate department unit in the various ministries of education as well as broad-based participation of stakeholders.
He said there was need â€œto ensure quality education pursued side by side with strengthening ourinspectorate unit in the education,and broad-based participation of stakeholders through the school based Management Committeeâ€.
Acknowledging the intervention of Mr. President and Edo State governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole in the impasse between ASUU and the Federal Government, the body called for roundtable negotiation in resolving all the issues.
It also pointed out that lack of Ph.D degree lecturers was another bane militating against accreditation of courses in tertiary institutions.
Also speaking, the host State Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Hope Eghagha, called on all stakeholders to work with renewed vigour in ensuringÂ that all courses in the tertiary institutions in the region were accredited.