WAEC urges examiners to stop aiding malpractice

The West African Examination Council has cautioned examiners to shun participating in examination malpractice.

The caution was made by the Zonal Controller, Sofela Bisi, in Minna on Friday, while briefing supervisors ahead of the commencement of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations.

He stated that some supervisors initiate malpractice in schools they are posted to, adding that anyone found wanting will be penalised and the school deregistered.

“Some supervisors request money from students to allow them cheat or sell examination questions. Our exams are to measure standards and not to negotiate and sell our questions.”

Sofela urged principals of schools in Niger State to ensure they participate fully in monitoring examinations in their schools, adding that it would afford them the opportunity to have first hand information of the things perpetuated in their schools by some supervisors.

“Be on (the) ground to monitor to see what some of them do as some collect money from students.”

He added that principals should only ensure that people with integrity were the ones to be recommended for supervision not those who value money over hard work.

“I appeal to you to only give us people who value hard work over money.”

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