Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has hailed the Kwara state government for its strive to stamp out examination malpractices in the state.
WAEC Human Resources Manager Adesoji Faboro made the commendation in Ilorin, the state capital during the 2020 WAEC state committee meeting
Mr. Faboro said that “the swapping of principals to other schools and the involvement of external monitoring teams that cut across lecturers from state Colleges of Education was a good initiative which is going to go a long way in reduction of examination malpractices and enhance the development of the education sector in the state.”
He implored the state to sustain the initiatives in the interest of future leaders that have been brainwashed.
Earlier, Education and Human Capital Development Commissioner Hajia Fatimah Ahmed, who was represented by the Director, Curriculum and Assessment, Alhaji Ismail Ibrahim, appreciated the West Africa Examination Council for recognizing the efforts of the present administration in curbing examination malpractices in the state.
She reiterated the commitment of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led the administration to the provision of sound and quality education that will give the Kwara a chance in life, productive and useful to self and the society at large.
The meeting was well attended by education stakeholders in the state.
In a similar development, the Chairman Kwara State House of Assembly Committee on Education Saliu Muhammad Baba Boriya has commended the state government for allowing External Monitoring Teams that cut across educationists from State Colleges of Education to partake in this year’s West African body’s Examination supervision.
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Hon Boriya made this known during the official presentation of reports of the External Monitoring Teams on WAEC Supervision led by Dr. Ayorinde Israel of College of Education, Ilorin, held at Ministry Headquarters.
He said that “this is a landmark achievement in the history of education development in Kwara State. The gestures have contributed immensely to the reduction of examination malpractices and also boost the morale of our students that they can make it without cheating in their examinations.”
He called on Education Stakeholders to join hands with the state government in its efforts to eradicate examination malpractices in the state.
Also speaking, Chairman, External Monitoring Teams Ayorinde Israel appreciated the responsiveness of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration, noting that he has proved that education is the bedrock of development of any society.
“You have been able to change the scandalous narrative. Not just by paying the huge fine to WAEC but also by ensuring that examination malpractice has no room in the State anymore,” he added.