Delta Govt Has Done Well In Public Schools- Ezewu

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By Magnus Emuji

Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Mrs. Rose Ezewu has said   Delta State Government will continue to embark on several projects and activities to improve teaching and learning environment in public schools.

Mrs. Ezewu stated this in her keynote address during WAEC State Committee meeting held in Asaba.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Mr. Augustine Oghoro, the commissioner said that her Ministry would always open its doors to West African Examination Council (WAEC) in order to foster mutual cooperation towards achieving the collective goals of providing the Nigerian child with standard education.

Mrs. Ezewu stated that the meeting would provide stakeholders the opportunity to review the conduct of last West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates in the State.

While saying that the forum would appraise the performance of the candidates in the State and recommend ways to conduct a more credible examinations in the future.

The Secondary Education Commissioner, who congratulated the council for the successful conduct of the May/June 2022 Examination, also commended WAEC for prompt release of the results which according to her had been appreciated by parents, teachers and candidates themselves.

Mrs. Ezewu called on stakeholders to critically analyse and brainstorm on the issue of poor performances in the examinations and proffer lasting solutions to the ugly trend of examination malpractice.

She told the council that the State Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education had in place Examination Ethics Disciplinary Committee with the mandate to examine reported cases against any principal, supervisor and teacher/invigilator for alleged involvement in examination malpractice.

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Earlier in his welcome address, the Director of Examination and Standard, Mr. Sunday Egomagwuna said that the meeting was aimed at reviewing the last examination so as to advise the examining body in the areas that needed attention.

On her part, the Deputy Registrar/Controller of WAEC in charge of Languages representing Head of National Office, WAEC Lagos, Mrs. H. I Ifeachor said that the meeting was an avenue for WAEC to present its scorecard to stakeholders.

She urged stakeholders to make useful contributions that would enable the council to conduct a much better examination in the state.

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