By Tony Nwanne
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has banned two secondary schools from registering as examination centres in Imo State.
The examination body also barred the schools from presenting their pupils as candidates in any of its examinations for a period of five years.
Demianus Ojijeogu, Head, Public Affairs, WAEC, revealed this on Thursday but declined to name the affected schools.
Ojijeogu noted that a supervisor was assaulted in one of the Imo schools while WAEC officials were “locked out for more than 30 minutes in the second school obviously to perpetrate examination malpractice”.
He said: “We don’t usually name the schools because we refer to them by their centre numbers. For the derecognised schools, examination can still hold in the school but we will not use their teachers as invigilator.
“There are 28 of those schools across the country and they can still reapply after two years, telling us what they have put in place to prevent a recurrence of examination malpractice.”