Anambra state Governor Charles Soludo has shut down the Tower Primary School, Oba, over allegations of examination malpractices.
The proprietor of the school, Kosisochukwu Igwe, and a PTA teacher, Precious Chibuzo, were held responsible for the malpractices during the 2023 Transition Placement Examination of Anambra state.
Prof Ngozi Chuma-Udeh who is the state’s commissioner for education made the disclosure as disciplinary action was taken against the school.
Chuma-Udeh stated that the accused admitted to committing their offences after investigations were made.
The commissioner said: “Report from the pupils of Triumphant Cross School Oba, resulted in the investigation which revealed that the Proprietress of the Tower Academy Oba, Kosisochukwu Igwe sneaked into the examination hall, connived with the PTA teacher, took a photograph of the question paper, solved questions and supplied answers to the candidates.
“The Tower Academy Proprietress, Kosisochukwu Igwe, who admitted committing the offence, pleaded for forgiveness.”