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  • Updated: June 10, 2022

WASSCE: WAEC Arrests Supervisors In Lagos, Kano, Others Over Malpractice

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has had about 10 supervisors arrested by the Nigerian Police over alleged examination malpractice in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) across the country.

This was disclosed on Thursday by the Head of Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Patrick Areghan who said the allegedly erring supervisors were arrested in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna and Bayelsa States.

“Our major problem lies with the supervisors as only a few of them are reliable and it’s unfortunate these are the supervisors that were nominated by the various states ministry of education and we employed them. We don’t have the power to nominate any supervisors on our own we only made use of credible teachers supplied to us by the ministry.

“But for a mere pot of porridge they sell their conscience and allow candidates to come into the examination hall with phones to snap question papers and post them on designated platforms,” he said.

The WAEC boss said some supervisors belong to syndicate groups that encourage malpractice but the council was in collaboration with security agencies to make sure those involved in examination malpractices were arrested and punished in accordance with the law.

“The good news is we catch them and they don’t go unpunished as we are working hand in hand with the Nigerian police,” he added.

He maintained that the reason for examination malpractice is the poor preparation of students for the examination, urging the government to employ qualified teachers so as to promote teaching and learning.

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