18 August 2020 By Georgina Humphrey
The Kogi State Government has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance by schools with the Covid-19
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones, describes the level of compliance so far as wonderful.
”We have been to a number of schools we have inspected and I can say that I am very happy with what I have seen so far”, Jones said.
”The assignment before us now as a ministry is to ensure that we closely supervise and monitor this WAEC exam because we do not want to witness any incident of exam malpractice in the State”
”Anybody that is caught in the web of exam malpractice, whosoever, either principal, teacher, or the learner will face the music squarely because we cannot afford the name of our State to be dragged in the mud”, he added.
He advised principals to remain in their various schools throughout the exam period to do the needful, and ensure they pay particular attention to every ongoing exam.
”We already have our own in-house style of monitoring the principals which we will not divulge; every subject in this WAEC exam is important to us as a ministry and Government.
Mr Yakubu Danladi, the Principal of Muslim Community Secondary School, commended the commissioner and his team for monitoring the WAEC exam noting that the only challenge they had was that the exam was supposed to start by 9:30am but the supervisors came around 10am.
Others schools visited included: Crowdther Memorial College, Bishop Delisle College, Government Day Secondary School, Adankolo, and St. Thomas Aquinas College, all in Lokoja, among others.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Pastor Emmanuel Idenyi, also said that some Directors of the ministry would monitor some schools in Lokoja.