Anambra govt shuts down school over exam malpractice

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The Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has closed down the Tower Primary School Oba, for involvement in examination malpractice, during the 2023 Transition Placement Examination.

The Commissioner for Education, Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, announced the closure of the School on behalf of the Governor after the meeting held at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Education to investigate a case of examination malpractice reported against a PTA teacher, Precious Chibuzo, who invigilated the examination at the Umuogali Community Primary School Oba.

Report from the pupils of Triumphant Cross School Oba resulted in the investigation which revealed that the Proprietress of the Tower Academy Oba, Kosisochukwu Igwe sneaked into the examination hall, conspired with the PTA teacher, took a photograph of the question paper, solved questions and supplied answers to the candidates.

The Tower Academy Proprietress, Kosisochukwu Igwe, who admitted to committing the offence, pleaded for forgiveness.

The PTA teacher, Chibuzo Precious, who had earlier admitted to committing the offence, has been dismissed from the School.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, has directed a resit of the examination for all the candidates involved in the Center. The resit examination to be personally supervised by the Commissioner has been fixed for Tuesday, 4th April 2023.

The Tower Primary School Oba remains closed until further notice, while the PTA teacher, Precious Chibuzo, should no longer be seen around the School.