WAEC   says students guilty of malpractice will be barred for years

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​The West Africa Examination Council has vowed that students caught engaging in malpractice during SSCE will be barred for a number of years.

WAEC announced this in the resolutions made at the recent 65th Nigeria examinations committee (NEC) meeting which recently held in Lagos.

According to a communiqué signed by

Demianus Ojijieogu , head, public affairs, the committee approved various sanctions for all established cases of malpractice.

“In the course of considering 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 examination,” the communique read.

“It approved the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases, which attract cancellation of entire results (CER) while subject results of those involved in proven cases which attract cancellation of subject results (CSR) be similarly cancelled.

“In addition, some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as barring them from sitting for the council’s examinations for a certain number of years.

“The decision of the committee will be implemented without delay and the affected candidates and examination centres duly informed by the council. However, the results of candidates who were exonerated by the committee will be released.”

WAEC worried about increasing rate of malpractices

Also, in the communique, WAEC » also expressed concerns over what it described as “alarming rate of collusion” in the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examinations.

The exam council said that bringing mobile phones and other electronic devices into the exam hall to perpetuate malpractices has increased.

The exam body therefore appealed to government at all levels to exercise political will to stop examination malpractices in public examination.

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