The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has recently voiced out their disappointment regarding to the high rate of examination malpractice among students and now prepared to fight against any form of exam malpractices with whatever means necessary.
According to our reliable source WAEC, ANCOPSS and states Ministries of Education are preparing without any hesitation to publish names of any students, supervisors and schools caught in the act of exam malpractices as well as sanction them which will discourage others from involving themselves in any form of exam malpractices.
The decision to publish the names of offenders was part of resolutions of the 66th Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) at Ogba, Lagos as stated by WAEC Head of Public Affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu.
WAEC, on the other hand, urges all stakeholders to come together as one and fight against examination malpractice while pleading with the states Ministries of Education to look at the caliber and integrity of teachers that will be nominated as supervisors of public examinations.
“States Ministries of Education and school principals are to check the ugly trend by looking at the caliber and integrity of teachers nominated as supervisors for public examinations,’’ he said adding that “it ’s lamentable that examination malpractice was still rife among candidates during the West African School Certificate Examinations.
The Committee observed that even with the commendable efforts of the Council in the fight against examination malpractice, impersonation was rampant.’’
He added:”In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the Committee, after diligent deliberations, approved appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s examinations. Specifically,
it was recommended that entire results of candidates involved in proven cases be cancelled.In addition, some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as being barred from sitting for the Council’s examinations for a certain number of years and erring schools will be de-recognised for a specified number of years while erring supervisors will be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted.
Also erring invigilators will be reported to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary action. The decisions of the Committee will be implemented without delay and the affected candidates and schools duly informed by the Council. However, results of candidates who were exonerated by the Committee will be released”.