WAEC Gets Tough, Cancels Results, Bars Candidates Over Exam Malpractice

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West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cancelled the entire results of some candidates who sat its 2019 private series and 2020 school-based West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCEs) and also barred them from sitting for its future examinations for a certain number of years.

The examination body also banned some schools for life or some years from presenting candidates for its future exams even as it is also planned to formally report all exam officials including supervisors and invigilators with proven cases of malpractice against them during the various exams to their appropriate authorities for sanction.

Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, Nigeria, Mr Demianus Ojijeogwu, made this known in a statement, on Monday, without giving statistics nor names of individuals and institutions involved.

However, Ojijeogu said the latest decisions were made by the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC), which is the highest decision-making organ of WAEC on examination-related matters in Nigeria at its 70th meeting held in Lagos.

According to him, the committee, after diligent deliberations on various reported cases of malpractice, approved appropriate sanctions in all the established cases of malpractice as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the council’s examinations.

He said all the decisions including that the results of candidates who were exonerated after investigations would be released are to be implemented without delay and that all the affected persons and schools would be duly informed by the council.

Tribune

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