- WAEC has approved sanctions on exam malpractices
- The examination body said the penalty would include barring of candidates from registering for the examination for some years
- Demianus Ojijeogu, the council’s head of public affairs, noted that the erring invigilators would also be reported to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary actions
Following the increased cases of examination malpractices among some senior secondary schools, the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has approved sanctions on all established cases of examination malpractices.
Daily Trust reports that the body noted that the sanction would be meted on the offenders as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the council’s examinations.
Legit.ng gathered that the committee in its just concluded 68th meeting approved that the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases which attract cancellation of entire results be cancelled, while subject results of those involved in proven cases which attract cancellation of subject results be similarly cancelled.
According to a statement issued by the WAEC’s head of public affairs, Demianus G. Ojijeogu, some candidates would suffer other sanctions such as being barred from sitting for the council’s examinations for a certain number of years, de-recognition of some schools for a number of years while supervisors found wanting in the discharge of their examination duties would be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted.
The council also said that that the erring invigilators would be reported to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary action.
The statement said the decisions of the committee would be implemented without delay and the affected candidates and schools would be duly informed by the council.
It added that results of candidates who were exonerated by the committee would be released.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the WAEC on Thursday, October 10, announced the appointment of a new registrar, Pateh Bah, from Gambia.
It was reported that Bah, who was ratified as WAEC's registrar since March 2019, would remain in the office till September 2024.
The new registrar is a graduate of commerce from Pune University, Maharashtra, India, and gathered practical experience in technical training, education and quality assurance.
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