Michael Alogba-Olukoya, a former President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has stated that the union will not hesitate to punish teachers who aide and abet examination malpractice of any form.
Mr. Alogba-Olukoya disclosed this in an interview with News Agencey of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, adding that teachers’ involvement in examination malpractice of any form would make a mockery of the teaching profession and should be severely punished.
According to him, the investigation of all reported cases of teachers’ involvement in examination malpractice would sanitize the teaching profession and redeem teachers’ image.
The former NUT President spoke against the teachers that were paraded along other two suspects by the Police over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
The teachers, who were supervisors at the recently concluded 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), were alleged to have used the social media to perpetuate the criminal act.
“I believe as teachers, our job is to impart knowledge and mould characters. We must not be found doing anything that will bring this profession to disrespute.
“We should not do anything that is capable of compromising the integrity of any examination. As teachers, we have our ethics.
“Having said this, the union will carry out a thorough investigation to know their culpability. It is after this is done that we will take a position,” he stated.
Meanwhile, WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, told newsmen in an interview that the examination council would continue to deploy technology means in fighting examination malpractice.