Taraba Govt Suspends School Principal And Exam Officer For Selling Free WAEC, NECO Forms

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The principal and Examination Officer of Government Day Secondary School, GDSS, Salihu Dogo in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, have been suspended.

Their suspension was announced in a letter from the State Ministry of Education.

The reason for their suspension was an alleged attempt to undermine the state governor’s free education policy, Dr. Agbu Kefas.

The principal, Haruna Joshua Assembo, and the Examination Officer, Ezekiel Rimamsikwe, were accused of selling exam slots for the West African Examination Certificate (WAEC) and National Examination Certificate (NECO) to outside candidates for personal profit.

The Ministry stated that both exams were supposed to be free for all students in the state.

It is worth noting that the state government has allocated funds for the payment of both WAEC and NECO fees.

This was done to ease the financial burden on parents and guardians of high school students due to the current economic challenges.

At present, the Ministry has formed a committee to investigate the situation and uncover the extent of the suspects’ involvement.

The Vice-Principal, Administration, has been tasked with overseeing the school’s operations, while the Examination Officer has been instructed to temporarily hand over his duties to someone else until the investigation is completed.

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.