WAEC Apprehend Students Supervisors, Proprietor For Exam Malpractice
The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) said it has apprehended 56 roadside operators for examination malpractice in the ongoing 2023 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
The head of the examination body’s national office in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, announced this on Thursday while monitoring the examination in some government secondary schools in Abuja.
Areghan revealed that about 15 others, comprising students, a school proprietor, and teachers, were also arrested, adding that the suspects were apprehended in Maiduguri, Ibadan, Abeokuta, and Umuahia.
He said the suspect has been handed over to the police and will be paraded on national television in preparation for their prosecution.
He also stated that the hired supervisors were the ones causing problems for the council due to their extensive involvement in examination malpractice and the large sums of money they make from it.
”We have a regulation to release papers to supervisors one hour before commencement time to enable them go from collection point to the administrative point because of distance in some schools,” Areghan said.
”But what they do is to snap the question papers and send to their syndicate groups. You now begin to as questions what they are trying to achieve with it.
”Candidates are already in the exam hall and you are posting the questions. Sometimes, they change the front of the questions and add 2023 for exam questions of 2020.
”Some gullible parents and students will go for it and destroy themselves because there is no way they can get our questions.”
Areghan, however, appealed to candidates, teachers, and parents to maintain the ethics of examination to have a good and sound educational system, saying that all hands must be on deck to fight examination malpractices.
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