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Anambra Set to Cancel Special Centres to Check Examination Malpractices


Ignatius Okpara, Awka

As part of measures to check examination malpractices, in its school system, the Anambra state government says it has concluded plans to close down a total of 486 special centres, popularly referred to as “miracle centres” in the State.

The state Commissioner for Education, Professor Kate Omenugha, disclosed this Monday in Awka the state capital, while speaking at the 10th year anniversary of St. Joseph Academic and 2014 Award ceremony.

She noted that the miracle centres had been aiding examination malpractices, especially the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASC) and National Examination Council (NECO), examinations.

The Commissioner, stated that the resolve to shut down the “magic centres” became necessary following the manner their operators have designed them with a view to swindling unsuspecting and desperate candidates.

According to her “We have government approved private schools that are saddled with the responsibility of training our children to become functional members of our society.”

The Commissioner, noted that such centres had really done more harm than good to the state’s educational sector hence, the authorities’ zero tolerance to them.


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