WAEC to BAN 193 Schools Over Exam Malpractice

WAEC is standing firm on the ban imposed on 193 Schools over examination malpractice. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said it would not lift ban imposed on 193 secondary schools that recorded massive examination fraud during its 2012 MayJune exams nationwide. The exam body had de-listed the names of the schools and barred them from presenting candidates for its examinations for two consecutive years beginning from last year.

The punishment according to WAEC, will serve as deterrent to others.

Head of Public Relations Department of the council, Mr. Yussuf Ari in a chat with National Mirror, said the council would not bend its rules for any reason, thus, the reason for the schools involved to remain barred for the period.

The committee which meets twice a year, to consider matters relating to the conduct of the May/June and November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) is the highest decision-making organ of WAEC on examination related matters in Nigeria.

During the 57th meeting, the committee received a report on special irregularity and clemency cases arising from the conduct of the May/ June 2013 WASSCE, earlier considered at the 56th meeting of the committee.

The Committee also considered a report on the conduct of the November/December 2013 WASSCE, as well as irregularity cases arising from the conduct of the examination.

In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the committee endorsed appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the council’s examinations, after diligent deliberations and reached a conclusion that the two years sanctions imposed on the schools last year should stand.

Source: National Mirror

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