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Edo to set up dedicated centres for primary 6, JSS 3 exams to curb fraud

From Tony Osauzo, Benin

Edo Government, yesterday, announced the setting up of dedicated centres for pupils and JSS 3 students writing their First School Leaving Certificate and Basic School Certificate examinations in the state.

Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, who announced this during a press conference in Benin, explained that the move is to ensure pupils and students of private schools in the state align with the state’s reformed education ecosystem to ensure standards.

While condemning Association of Private Schools protest against the state reformed education system, he said: “Those fighting against the reform are those who benefitted from the past fraudulent system.”

Besides, Nehikhare announced that unregistered private schools that enrol students and pupils in the state would be banned by the state government.

He said as part of the reforms, government has asked all private schools to come up with the biometrics of all students and pupils, as well as identity cards, adding that some of the private schools were kicking because they don’t want to pay the requisite fees to government.

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