- Nigeria police have promised to help discourage malpractice during WASSCE
- According to the police, the force will ensure that those who engage in malpractice will be brought to book
- Meanwhile, some suspects are currently in police net for exam malpractice
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The Inspector General of Police (I-G) Mohammed Adamu has pledged continuous support to discourage examination malpractices during the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, September 26, in Abuja.
He said the force would continue to partner with the examination body to ensure that perpetrators were brought to book.
He said 12 suspects were arrested for their involvement in various examination malpractices in the just concluded WASSCE in some states across the country.
Mba said the arrest of the suspects followed renewed partnership between the examination body and the police aimed at ensuring and promoting the integrity of examination processes.
“Investigations by Police revealed that the suspects used their privileged positions as invigilators, supervisors and school functionaries to conspire, perpetrate and encourage varying degrees of malpractices.
“The malpractices among others include online transmission of examination questions and answers on various social media platforms,” he said.
He said that the suspects were arrested in Kano, Rivers, Nasarawa and Bauchi states.
Mba said that the I-G had enjoined parents, guardians, students and all stakeholders in the examination processes to cooperate with the police and the exam body to end examination malpractice.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that WAEC disclosed a timeline when it would release results for the 2020 WASSCE.
Demianus Ojijeogu, the head of public affairs of WAEC Nigeria disclosed that results for the just-concluded WASSCE would be released within 45 days after the exam has ended.
The official said WAEC in recent years has ensured that the school-based examination is released within 45 days after the conclusion of the exam.
In another report, in an effort to ensure a safe reopening of the schools amid the highly ravaging Covid-19 pandemic, 2,454 teachers have been trained on safety protocols in Oyo state.
Schools resumption in Oyo has been slated for September 21, with efforts extensively intensified by the state government to flatten the curve when classes fully reopen.
On Tuesday, September 8, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) stated that 2,454 heads of teachers across all educational zones in the state have been trained on reopening.
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