The Oyo State government has announced its intention to impose strict penalties on individuals involved in examination malpractices within the state. The government plans to enforce the Examination Malpractice Act, which could result in a three-year prison sentence or a fine of N100,000, or both, for those found guilty of compromising exam ethics.
Pastor Akinade Alamu, the Executive Chairman of Oyo State Post-Primary Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), made this declaration in Ibadan on Tuesday. He emphasized that the present administration in the state is committed to winning the war against examination malpractice.
Alamu further stated that the government has implemented administrative measures to tackle the issue, and for the past two to three years, they have taken action against erring teachers and principals involved in malpractices, including suspensions. The government considers examination malpractice a criminal offense and aims to curb it by imposing strict consequences.