WAEC indicts principals over examination malpractice

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The West African Examinations Council has stated that there's an upsurge in examination malpractice due to the fact some principals are underneath pressure to growth the performance in their students in outside examinations.

The examination frame, consequently, referred to as on the All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary colleges, to “act as a whistleblower to the council by means of reporting acts of exam malpractice throughout the WASSCE.’

It also stated that examination centres caught carrying out examination malpractice might be delisted, even as applicants would be barred from sitting for WASSCE for an unspecified quantity of years.
This become contained in a communiqué issued by the Nigeria exam’s Committee of the council at the stop of its 63rd meeting these days.

The NEC is the very best selection-making organ of WAEC on examination-related subjects in Nigeria. The communiqué turned into signed by means of the head of Public Affairs, WAEC, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu.

It study in element, “The committee permitted that the whole consequences of candidates worried in verified instances of exam malpractice, which attracted the cancellation of the entire consequences be cancelled even as the difficulty consequences of these concerned in tested cases, which attracted cancellation of difficulty effects, be further cancelled. in addition, a few applicants can even go through different sanctions, including barring them from sitting for the council’s exam for a positive wide variety of years, while some examination centres will be delisted.

The NEC additionally recommended the Benue nation authorities for issuing queries to principals indicted for aiding and abetting examination malpractice, adding that other country governments, “need to installation machinery to sanction erring supervisors and invigilators to function deterrent to others.

The committee referred to as on authorities and all stakeholders to heighten the fight in opposition to examination malpractice through sanctioning reported erring supervisors and invigilators.

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