The Oyo State government has declared that anyone caught engaging in examination malpractices in the state will be liable for a three-year jail term.
The government stated this on Tuesday.
The state government explained that it will start enforcing the Examination Malpractice Act.
The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Post-Primary Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Pastor Akinade Alamu, who spoke on Tuesday in Ibadan, said that the state government has adopted administrative measures to address examination malpractices in the state.
He added that the act stipulates a three-year jail term or a fine of N100,000 or both for anyone caught and found guilty of compromising exam ethics.
He declared that the war against examination malpractice is being won by the present administration in the state.
According to him: “The act stipulates a three-year jail term or a fine of N100,000 or both for anyone caught and found guilty.
“When we came on board, we decided that this problem should be nipped in the bud, and we started sanctioning erring teachers and principals.
“So we have done it for two to three years now, suspending teachers that were involved, and we want you to understand that examination malpractice is criminal.”