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EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES: LAGOS HAMMERS PRINCIPALS, TEACHERS

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No fewer than nine teachers in public secondary schools in Lagos State have been severely sanctioned for various offences, ranging from examination malpractices to mutilation of report cards.

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In a statement issued by the Ministry of Education, Lagos State, the ministry explained that those affected by the sanctions include four principals, three vice-principals and two class teachers.

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The sanction according to the ministry ranged from demotion, transfer, deferment of promotion and stern warning for contravening approved promotion criteria for public secondary schools and mutilation of students’ report cards.

The Statement explained that the Principal of Dolphin Junior High School, Mrs. A. A. Ogunsina was found guilty of abdicating her duty to her Vice Principal (Academics), Mrs O. F. Talabi who in turn unilaterally promoted some students with passes in English or Mathematics instead of credit which contravened approved promotion criteria in Lagos State.

“Mrs. R. O. Adebara, the Vice Principal (Academics) who also acts as the Principal of Girls Senior Academy, Lagos Island was found guilty of promoting some students with pass in Mathematics or English on compassionate ground in contravention of the approved government promotion criteria, a decision that did not cut across board as some students with the same scores were not promoted.

“ The statement also noted that Mr. Joshua A. Afolabi, the Principal of Ebute Elefun Senior High School admitted to promoting some students who had passes in English or Mathematics on trial on humanitarian grounds for the fact that such students had five or six credits, Mrs. Abigail Makanjuola, the Principal of Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island was found guilty of abdicating her duties to her Vice Principal, Mrs. Falilat O. Shodipe who was subsequently directed by the Principal to raise the scores of students in English and Mathematics.

“ Mrs. Muminat Rafiu, a class teacher at Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island and Mrs. O. A. Fajulugbe, the Principal of Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island as well as Mr. Olaniyi A. Bada, a class teacher also at Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island were all found guilty of mutilating students report cards”, the statement said. See full statement below.

“ No fewer than nine teaching staff of public secondary schools in Lagos State including four Principals, three vice-principals and two class teachers have been sanctioned with various punishments ranging from demotion, transfer, deferment of promotion and stern warning for contravening approved promotion criteria for public secondary schools and mutilation of students report cards.

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A Statement issued today from the State Ministry of Education explained that the decision to punish the teachers was taken after an emergency Personnel Board Meeting of the Education District III, Falomo and was meant to serve as a deterrent to others who might flout the State’s policy on promotion criteria in the future.

The Statement listed the affected teachers all from the Education District III as including Mrs. A. A. Ogunsina , a grade level 17 Officer and the Principal of Dolphin Junior High School, Lagos Island, Mr. O. F. Talabi, the Vice Principal (Academics) of Dolphin Junior High School, Lagos Island, Mrs. R. O. Adebara, Vice Principal (Academic) and the Acting Principal of Girls Senior Academy, Lagos Island, Mr. Joshua A. Afolabi, Principal, Ebute Elefun Senior High School, Lagos Island, and Mrs. Abigail O. Makanjuola, Principal, Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island.

According to the Statement, other affected teachers are Mrs. Falilat O. Shodipe, the Vice- Principal of Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island, Mrs. Muninat A. Rafiu, a class teacher also at Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island, Mrs. O. A. Fajulagbe, Principal, Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island and Mr. Olaniyi A. Bada, a class teacher at Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island.

The Statement explained that the Principal of Dolphin Junior High School, Mrs. A. A. Ogunsina was found guilty of abdicating her duty to her Vice Principal (Academics), Mrs O. F. Talabi who in turn unilaterally promoted some students with passes in English or Mathematics instead of credit which contravenes the approved promotion criteria.
Mrs. R. O. Adebara, the Vice Principal (Academics) who also acts as the Principal of Girls Senior Academy, Lagos Island was found also guilty of promoting some students with pass in Mathematics or English on compassionate ground in contravention of the approved government promotion criteria, a decision that did not cut across board as some students with the same scores were not promoted.

The statement also noted that Mr. Joshua A. Afolabi, the Principal of Ebute Elefun Senior High School admitted to promoting some students who had passes in English or Mathematics on trial on humanitarian grounds for the fact that such students had five or six credits, Mrs. Abigail Makanjuola, the Principal of Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island was found guilty of abdicating her duties to her Vice Principal, Mrs. Falilat O. Shodipe who was subsequently directed by the Principal to raise the scores of students in English and Mathematics.

Mrs. Muminat Rafiu, a class teacher at Girls Junior Academy, Lagos Island and Mrs. O. A. Fajulugbe, the Principal of Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island as well as Mr. Olaniyi A. Bada, a class teacher also at Dolphin Senior High School, Lagos Island were all found guilty of mutilating students report cards.

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