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WAEC Sets to Publish Names of Cheating Students

The West African Examination Council, WAEC, said it has resolved to commence publishing names of students involved in malpractices during its examinations.
WAEC’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, said the resolution was one of the decisions reached at the 66th Nigeria Examinations Committee, NEC, held at Ogba, Lagos.
Ojijeogu explained that the publication followed the widespread examination malpractice among students.
His word, “Candidates, invigilators and supervisors caught aiding and abetting examination malpractice, WAEC, ANCOPSS and the States Ministry of Education will publish their names to serve as a deterrent for others.
“States Ministry of Education and school principals are to check the ugly trend by looking at the calibre and integrity of teachers nominated as supervisors for public examinations.
“The Committee observed that even with the commendable efforts of the Council in the fight against examination malpractice, the menace is still on the increase.
“There was high rate of impersonation as a form of examination malpractice during the WASSCE examinations.
“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. It approved that the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases, which attracts Cancellation of Entire Results, CER, be cancelled, while subject results of those involved in proven cases, which attract Cancellation of Subject Results, CSR, be similarly cancelled.”

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