By Philips Sunday
Kano, (AN24) – The West African Examination Council (WAEC) today, Thursday, March 16, de-registered twelve (12) schools in Kano and Jigawa states for their alleged involvement in examination malpractices during the 2015/2016 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE).
The development was disclosed by the branch comptroller of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) for Kano/Jigawa zone, Mr. Abayomi Zuberu in Kano.
According to Zuberu, the schools were de-registered for two years by the examination body, adding that the decision was taken as part of the activities marking the 65th anniversary of the examination council.
Speaking further, Zuberu revealed that eleven (11) of the sanctioned schools were based in Kano, while one is in Jigawa, adding that eight (8) of them were private schools.
Zuberu noted that in 2016, not less than 97 schools were issued with warning letters, “due largely to complaints WAEC received about their nefarious activities, which allegedly encouraged examination malpractice.