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Anambra Records Decline In WAEC Exam Malpractice

The Anambra State Government has recorded a massive decline in cases of examination malpractice in the last one year. The West African Examination Council, WAEC has released statistics as Anambra state is one of the eight states “that recorded a decline in cheating in during its examination.’’

The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, said on Wednesday that the vice had reduced by 5.57 per cent cases in 2016 from 10.9 per cent recorded in 2014.

The commissioner said the statistics showed that 2,267 candidates were involved in 2,793 examination malpractices in 2016 among 40,702 candidates that wrote the examination.

She further advised that the war against the vices should be sustained as the pursuit of value-based education reforms in the school system would further enhance a decline in examination malpractices now and in the future, she said.

“What has happened in Anambra is a consistent and strategic rise to the top; it is a bold and courageous step toward the eradication of criminality in education.

“The goal of Gov.Willie Obiano-led administration is providing education where our children will hold their heads high and defend their certificates; one that is credible and value-based,” she said.

 

Sarah Ofonedu for

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