Nasarawa Gov, Sule urges WAEC to curb examination malpractice

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has called on the Nigeria National Committee (NNC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to step up measures to reduce the prevalence of examination malpractice.

Sule stated this on Thursday in Lafia at the 61st annual meeting of the NNC of WAEC.

He noted that to eliminate such wrongdoing significantly, the body needs to keep moving forward with new initiatives and ideas.

He said that to protect children’s future and the future of the country as a whole, examination malpractice needs to be addressed immediately as it has been a significant problem for the education system.

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“Education will forever remain the best legacy to bequeath to the children and youth of Nasarawa State especially, as well as the only veritable tool of socio-economic development of the state and nation at large.

“I am indeed happy to note that despite the myriad of challenges plaguing the education sector in Nigeria, the council has remained a symbol of success in the promotion of quality education.

“It has also remained a symbol of success in regional cooperation among the English-speaking countries of the sub-region.

“Indeed, our administration has been striving hard to put in place a proper and sustainable foundation for the education sector, by providing qualitative and affordable education to the youth and accommodating the challenges faced by children with special needs in our state,” he said.

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The governor declared that his government will keep creating an atmosphere that encourages learning for students in the state’s basic and secondary institutions.

He urged parents to participate in the educational development of their wards.

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