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WAEC to publish names of candidates involved in examination malpractice

WAEC to publish names of candidates involved in examination malpractice

- Names of students involved in examination malpractice will be published by WAEC

- The examination body expressed displeasure over the trend of examination malpractice

- WAEC says it will publish names of offenders to serve as a deterrent to others

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has vowed to publish names of students involved in examination malpractice in the country.

Vanguard reports that the examination body, which decried the rate of examination malpractice among students, stated this in a statement by its head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu.

Legit.ng notes that the examination body said: “Candidates, invigilators and supervisors caught aiding and abetting examination malpractice, WAEC, ANCOPSS and the states ministry of education will publish their names to serve as a deterrent for others.

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“States ministry of education and school principals are to check the ugly trend by looking at the calibre and integrity of teachers nominated as supervisors for public examinations. The committee observed that even with the commendable efforts of the council in the fight against examination malpractice, the menace is still on the increase.

“There was high rate of impersonation as a form of examination malpractice during the WASSCE examinations. In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the Committee, after diligent deliberations, approved appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s examinations.

"It approved that the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases, which attracts Cancellation of Entire Results, CER, be cancelled, while subject results of those involved in proven cases, which attract Cancellation of Subject Results, CSR, be similarly cancelled.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Divine Nwamueze, an official of one of the centres used for the Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination in Lagos was arrested by the police for allegedly engaging in examination malpractice.

Nwamueze who worked at the UTME centre, Digital Bridge Institute in Oshodi was caught on camera assisting a candidate sitting the exam at the centre and handed over to the police.

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