Oyo state government has stated that it will henceforth penalise Principals and Teachers fingered in any form of examination malpractices and falsification of documents by the West African Examination Council (WAEC).
The Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, made this declaration, today, in Ibadan, while reacting to a report, indicting some schools by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on the conduct of the recently released result in the state.
Barrister Abdu-Raheem, condemned such acts of corruption and malpractices, vowing that if found culpable of such offences, the headship of such school will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
According to the Honourable Commissioner, the State government under the leadership of Engineer Seyi Makinde, would not compromise hard-work for dishonesty.
He emphasized that the present Government is putting everything aright in the education sector of the state, through provision of funds, regular payment of salaries, arrears and promotions.
Barrister Abdu-Raheem emphasized zero tolerance for examination malpractices by the present administration, stating that the end result of examination malpractices is not just suicidal but capable of painting the state in bad light, also messing up and destroying the future of the young ones
Also speaking, the Honourable Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, Pastor Akinade Alamu, cautioned School managements and teachers to be wary of such acts.
Represented by the Commission's Permanent Secretary, Mrs Bisi Oderinde, the Chairman stated that any Principal or teacher found culpable will be demoted coupled with other serial sanctions.
"Principals of Schools are warned to always be present during examinations as no excuse will be tolerated", he said.