- The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), has arrested a school proprietor, supervisors, and others
- The Head of National Office, Nigeria (HNO), Patrick Areghan, who made this known said they were arrested for examination Malpractice
- The WEAC boss disclosed that the suspects were made in Maiduguri, Ibadan, Abeokuta, and Umuahia
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FCT, Abuja - The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), has arrested school proprietors, supervisors, and others over involvement in examination Malpractice in the ongoing 2023 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
The Head of National Office, Nigeria (HNO), Patrick Areghan, made this known while on inspection to schools in Abuja on Thursday, June 1.
According to SaharaReporters, Areghan added that the council’s major problem is the supervisors, who made a huge amount of money from students and parents through examination malpractice.
Areghan disclosed that the arrests were made in Maiduguri, Ibadan, Abeokuta, and Umuahia and that suspects will be handed to police and will be paraded on national televisions.
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The WAEC boss stated that a total of 1,621,895 candidates registered for the examination but there is possibility of all not sitting for the examination.
Areghan explains why WAEC needs supervisors
Speaking further, Areghan explained that the examination body needs supervisors because WAEC’s staff strength of 2000 cannot mark all the examination and thus the involvement of supervisors.
“We have arrested students. In Ibadan, we arrested a supervisor, candidates and other groups. In Maiduguri, supervisors and candidates were arrested, while in Abeokuta a school proprietor who started it (examination malpractice) from the beginning of the examination was arrested along others. In Osogbo, a candidate and supervisor and so many others in Umuahia too who are involved in the illegal act were arrested.
“We have gone further by identifying and arresting the rogue operators involved in malpractice unlike last year.”
WAEC discontinues manual verification of WASSCE results from 1999 to date
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the leadership of the West African Examination (WAEC) over the weekend announced the cancellation of the manual confirmation of candidates' results.
According to the statement released by the council said WAEC had cancelled manual confirmation and stamping of certificates for candidates who sat for the council's examination, West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
WAEC arrests 56 website operators who leaked exam questions
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) said it has identified no less than 56 website operators who were involved in leaving its questions for the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
Patrick Areghan, Head of National Office, Nigeria (HNO) disclosed the development on Thursday, June 1, during the monitoring of the examination in some parts of Government Secondary Schools.
WAEC releases results of January/February 2023 WASSCE for private candidates, withholds over 400
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the release of the results of the January/February 2023 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.
A total of 8,738 candidates registered for the exam, marking a 16% increase compared to the previous year's figures. Of the total number of registered candidates, 8,348 actually sat for the exam at 262 centres nationwide