The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the arrest of some teachers involved in malpractices in the primary six school leaving certificate examination in the state.
He said the aim was to ensure that basic education in the state was strengthened.
The governor gave the order when he visited some of the examination centers in Benin-City, the state capital.
He was flanked by the Head of Service of the state, Mrs Gladys Idahon, the Chief of Staff, Taiwo Akerele, Special Adviser on Basic Education, Joan Oviawe among others.
According to the governor, “We decided that this exam will be organized a lot better and a lot more professionally.
“You have private schools and you have public schools being tested.
“You saw the situation we had where teachers in primary schools try to come and influence exams so they can claim that children from their schools do better than the ones in public.”