Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN), have threatened to withdraw from participating in the forthcoming WAEC exam if the council carries out its decision to disqualify their teachers from supervising in the exam based on malpractice allegations
The president of the Association of Christian Schools in Nigeria (ACSN), Dr Ekaete Ettang on Thursday, March 22, during a press conference in Jos, said she was shocked that WAEC would take such a decision to stigmatise teachers from Christian schools as cheats in spite of the credibility the teachers have maintained over time.
Ettang said WAEC should apologise to the association and reverse the decision.
“Following the recent decision by the WAEC to disqualify Christian schools teachers from participating in the supervision of the forthcoming WAEC examinations on grounds of malpractices, while still using some of our schools as custodian centres, we the members of the ACSN met on March 21, 2018 at St John’s College, Jos, Plateau State, and we call on WAEC and Ministries of Education to provide statistics to show the trends in the examination malpractices across the schools which form the basis for their decision''.
Angered by WAEC's allegation against Christian teachers, Ettang said the stigmatization of the teachers is unacceptable.
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“As a group, we say the stigmatisation of teachers from Christian schools as cheats is most unfortunate and unacceptable to us and we, therefore, demand that WAEC reverses this decision forthwith and tenders a public apology to the Christian schools for this misrepresentation. If WAEC does not reverse this decision and planned implementation, all Christian schools would boycott future WAEC examinations.”
“In view of this, ACSN demand that WAEC cancels the order and reverts to status quo where credible teachers from Christian schools in Nigeria were involved in the supervision of WAEC examinations as failure to do so all Christian schools nation-wide will withdraw from future WAEC examinations.”
As stated in the May/June 2018 exam timetable, the forthcoming West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examinations will begin on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.