Exam malpractices: Don’t punish teachers, parents over WAEC’s delisting of schools – Oyo APC warns Makinde

The Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has advised Governor Seyi Makinde of the state to shelve the idea of punishing teachers and parents in the state.

The party made this disclosure on Tuesday.

NenyKo recalls that the Oyo State Government had earlier said that it would sanction some principals and parents over the recent delisting of schools in the state.

The schools, DAILY POST gathered were delisted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) over examination malpractices.

No fewer than fifty (50) schools were delisted by WAEC in the state due to examination malpractices, DAILY POST gathered.

The state government through the Commissioner for Education said that it will sanction the principals of the affected schools and parents of the students.

APC which is the major opposition political party in the state has advised the government not to take such a step.

Publicity Secretary of APC, Olawale Sadare, in a statement made on Tuesday, lamented that the education sector in the state is deteriorating.

Sadare faulted the attempt to sanction either the principals or parents of the students in the affected schools.

He said: “How can a government which had earlier claimed credit for a fake glory in the education sector now turn round to blame its staff for a manifestation of rot in the same system?”

He claimed that the surge in exam malpractices cannot be blamed on anyone other than the present PDP administration “since it craves encomiums from all and sundry without readiness to provide the required funds for the smooth and effective running of the system.”

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