By Abimbola Ogunnaike
The Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has closed down Tower Primary School, Oba, over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice during the 2023 Transition Placement Examination.
It was gathered that the school’s proprietress allegedly sneaked into the examination hall, connived with the PTA teacher, took a photograph of the question paper, solved the questions and supplied answers to the candidates.
A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Nnaemeka Egwuonwu, on Monday, 2 April, 2023 said investigation carried out by the ministry following reports from pupils of Triumphant Cross School, Oba, revealed that proprietress of the Tower Academy, Oba, connived with the students in the misconduct.
“The proprietress sneaked into the examination hall, connived with the PTA teacher, took a photograph of the question paper, solved questions and supplied answers to the candidates.
“The proprietress, Kosisochukwu Igwe, who admitted committing the offence, pleaded for forgiveness, while the PTA teacher, Chibuzo Precious, who had earlier admitted committing the offence has been dismissed from the school,” Egwuonwu said.
According to state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, the school was closed after a meeting to investigate the case of the misconduct brought against a Parent-Teacher Association teacher, Precious Chibuzo, who invigilated the exam at the Umuogali Community Primary School, Oba.
“Meanwhile, Chuma-Udeh, has directed a resit of the examination for all the candidates involved in the centre.
“The resit examination to be personally supervised by the commissioner has been fixed for Tuesday April 4, 2023. The Tower Primary School Oba remains closed till further notice, while the PTA teacher, Precious Chibuzo, should not be seen around the school anymore.”
Meanwhile, the state government has rewarded the pupils of Triumphant Cross Schools Oba, for reporting malpractice during the 2023 Transition Placement Examination. The Commissioner announced the reward on Monday, 2 April, 2023.