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WAEC to cancel entire results of exam cheats

WAEC to cancel entire results of exam cheats

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will henceforth cancel the entire results of any candidates who cheat in more than one subject.

In a communiqué it issued at the end of the council’s 55th Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) meeting, the council said it had become necessary to review its rules on examination malpractice.

The communiqué was signed by the WAEC Deputy Director (Public Affairs), Yusuf Ari, on Saturday in Lagos. The meeting held from April 15 to April 17 in Lagos.

The council said that it observed with concerns the indictment of some candidates for malpractice in more than one subject in the November/December, 2012 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

``In order to check the ugly trend, the committee subsequently decided that the sanction in the council’s rules and regulations should be reviewed.

``It is clear that there is an urgent need to review the rule on such cases from cancellation of subject result to cancellation of entire results,” it said.

It noted that collusion and irregular activities, inside and outside the examination hall, were the most prevalent forms of examination malpractice.

It said that monitoring by members of staff of the council and other stakeholders and recent innovations were exposing examination cheats.

``Members believed that if the principal of a school decides that examination malpractice should not be allowed in his or her school, incidences of malpractice will be very minimal,’’ it said.

WAEC said that the NEC endorsed posting of WASSCE irregularities, special and clemency cases on the council’s website.

It said that it had been alerted of the existence of a rogue website where false questions and answers were posted daily to defraud candidates during examinations, adding that it had neutralised the activities of those operators. It warned candidates to jettison such website.


Comments

IN NIGERIA WE NEED MORE PROFERSONALS TEACHERS IN BOTH SUBJECT

wel let everything be accordingly.

i think the major problem we are facing in dis country is lack of indicipline because we have some people in the top places that are above the rule of law,if itr how we can enforce the law to the poor or to the mass,if that is how we do to leaders also that could bring changes to all theroblems we are facing in dis country,am urging all our leaders to be justice and to have the fear of God in their heart,may God help u ijn.

Student act on examination malpractice is not course to be blame but the examination body and the poor education delivery by the teachers and lack of support from govt

Implimenting any measure as punishment is ok. What type of do you reserve to exam supervisors that collect money from students before they collect answer scripts from the students? They are still collecting it and will collect on today's subject(s).These supervisors should be PUNISHED first.

i tink it is good bt nt d bst solutn.a yoruba adage says"oribibe ko logun orififo"many of our so cald leadr gt their reslt 2tru such dirty nd croked means.d only soltn is d word of Gd dt says 'teach ur child in d wy he shld go nd whn he/she grows he shl nt deprt 4rm it'.and teach dm d fear of Gd.may Gd hlp dem.

waec is d cause of malpractice cos they failed people unnecessarily and there medium of marking is nt understandable so, student cheat nt bcos they dont know it bt i remember dat in my time no matter wat u write 4 waec d best may b "c"if u are lucky so waec need 2 b honest first nt dat dey use student as there business,its all about career

i want say examination malpratice is bad

please teach the students what they need to know to pass the examinations and you will be surprised that they will not for involve themselves in any form of examination malpractice. I know of student who was given chips to copy the answers to some physics questions in 2009 WAEC. He did not hesitate to throw away the chips when he noticed that he could provide better answers than the answers he was given. So I repeat, teach them well. In fact visit the schools to see how far they've gone with lectures.