Anambra sacks WAEC supervisors
…To hold new ones responsible for exam malpractice in centres
By Nnaemeka Egwuonwu
HENCEFORTH West African Examination Council (WAEC) Supervisors would be held responsible for any form of examination malpractice leading to WAEC fine and other punishments on their centers.
This was disclosed by the Anambra State Commissioner for Education, Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, in her speech during the 71st WAEC Day celebration, held at Nise, Awka South Council Area.
Commissioner Chuma-Udeh, who stated that the decision was among the major strategies adopted by the Anambra State Ministry of Education to combat examination malpractice in the state, announced that all former WAEC Supervisors in Anambra State have been relieved of their duties with effect from this year. “….we want to have a new crop of supervisors and if there is a question of examination malpractice, the particular supervisor will pay the price,” she warned.
Prof. Chuma-Udeh contended that WAEC’s punishments for examination malpractice offenders should be commensurate to the offence committed and mated out to the right offenders.
The commissioner stated that the decision of the Soludo led administration in Anambra State to combat examination malpractice was informed by the resolve to produce qualitative people who will contribute to the development of our State and still be exportable abroad.