- WAEC has warned candidates to desist from patronising answers from social media
- It said idle hands and fraudsters are behind platforms offering fake solutions
- It added that only reading can bring success in its examination
The West African Examination Council has cautioned its candidates against fake questions spread across various media platforms, adding that those luring students with fake questions and answers in exchange for money are jobless impersonators, fraudsters and idle hands.
Premium Times reports that this warning was given by the council's head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Thursday, September 13, during an interactive session with its journalists.
Legit.ng notes that for over four years, candidates about to sit for national or regional examination like WAEC have resulted to fake answers and 'leaked questions' to get some clues ahead of the examination.
In his words, Ojijeogu said: "The council have observed with dismay that past questions were being posted via whatsApp and criminal websites by fraudulent individuals, which they claim are that of yet to be written papers.”
“For instance, the question paper for Principles of Cost Accounting that was written in Sierra Leone and The Gambia today are been circulated by these criminally-minded elements for candidates in Nigeria as Financial Accounting, the paper slated for tomorrow."
He, however, advised those sitting for the council's examination to face their reading and stop patronising internet fraudsters.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that David Okorogheye, a 15 year old boy, could not study the course of his dreams, medicine, at his school of choice, the University of Lagos (UNILAG), because of his age.
The young lad had proven to be more than qualified for the course going by his sterling results. He scored 332 in his Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and also got nine A1s in his West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). However, the required age to study at UNILAG and some other government owned universities is 16.