Chukwuma Soludo, the Anambra State Governor, has closed down the Tower Primary School Oba.
He closed down the school over alleged involvement in examination malpractices during the 2023 Transition Placement Examination.
The Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh announced the school’s closure after a meeting to investigate case of exam misconduct reported against a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) teacher, Precious Chibuzo, who invigilated the exam at the Umuogali Community Primary School, Oba.
According to a statement by Public Relations Officer of the Ministry, Nnaemeka Egwuonwu, investigation carried out by the Ministry following reports from pupils of Triumphant Cross School Oba, revealed that Proprietress of the Tower Academy Oba, Kosisochukwu Igwe connived with the students in the misconduct.
“The proprietoress 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 Proprietress, Kosisochukwu Igwe, who admitted commiting the offence, pleaded for forgiveness, while the PTA teacher, Chibuzo Precious, who had earlier admitted commiting the offence has been dismissed from the School.
“Meanwhile, Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh has directed a resit of the examination for all the candidates involved in the center.
“The resit examination to be personally supervised by the Commissioner has been fixed for Tuesday 4th April 2023.
“The Tower Primary School Oba remains closed till further notice, while the PTA teacher, Precious Chibuzo should not be seen around the school anymore,” Egwuonwu said.