The Benue State Commissioner for Education, Professor Dennis Ityavyar, says the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has delisted 30 schools in the state.
Ityavyar said the examination body took the decision following alleged examination malpractices by the affected schools.
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The commissioner, who spoke to newsmen in Makurdi, the State capital, said some of the schools had their results withdrawn due to the development.
“Let me inform the public that WAEC has delisted 30 schools in the state and most of them are private schools, some of them have had their results withdrawn by the examination body for examination malpractices,” he said.
Ityavyar added that the education ministry has also listed over 1000 schools, both primary and post primary, for closure even as he decried the proliferation of illegal schools in the state.
The commissioner however emphasised that those illegal schools were thriving mostly in the rural communities and are used as miracle centers.