The on-going West Africa Examination (WAEC), National Examination Council (NEC) has sanctioned all the centres and candidates that were involved in examination malpractices.
This was made known in a report according to Naija News that a two day 67th meeting held in Lagos, NEC in the meeting revealed that it supports the Cancellation of Entire Results (CER)
and Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR) of students who have been confirmed to have involved in examination malpractices during the period of the exams.
WAEC Head of Public Affairs, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, in a statement said according to the report by Naija News that any candidates who have faulted and found committing examination malpractices would be banned from partaking in the exam for a good number of years and that the centres where the exams have been conducted were duly informed of these ahead of the exams.
Speaking further, Demianus revealed that those centres who also participated in exam malpractice would also suffer their punishment according to the decision of the NEC. However, he disclosed that the council would give special consideration to certain special cases as agreed by NEC.
“However, the results of candidates who were exonerated by the committee will be released”, it read. “The committee considered special cases, clemency cases and restitution cases from the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018 second series and 2019 first series.”
The spokesman said the committee received a report on the statistics of entries and results for the WASSCE for school candidates 2018, and also received and considered the general résumé of the Chief Examiners’ reports on the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018 second series.
“The committee received and considered reports on the activities of the Aptitude Tests Department (ATD) for the period between October 2018 to February 2019 and on the activities of the research department of the council for the period between October 2018 and March 2019.
“With regard to the general résumé of the chief examiners’ reports on the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018 second series, the committee noted the observation by the chief examiners that the standard of the papers compared favourably with those of previous years and that the clarity and unambiguity of the questions were worthy of note.
“They also reported that the rubrics were clear, questions were explicit and the marking schemes were comprehensive. The committee noted the various shortcomings of the candidates as reported by the chief examiners,” Ojijeogu noted.
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