Monday, 26 March 2018


The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has registered 1.5 million students to write its 2018 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE). This was disclosed by the council's director of public affairs, Damianus Ojijeogu, in Lagos, on Monday, March 26, he said the council had concluded arrangements for the conduct of the examination for school candidates, popularly referred to as May/June WASSCE. He said: “We have concluded all arrangements and deployed logistics in every part of the country for the conduct of a hitch-free examination. “We have also taken cognizance of the upsurge of insecurity in some parts of the country. We are working in collaboration with the federal government and security agencies to ensure safe and conducive environments for the conduct of the examination. “On our part, we will deploy professional examiners and supervisors that will protect the integrity of the examination." The council’s head of national office, Olu Adenipekun, who announced the release in Lagos, said results of 1,021 candidates were, however, withheld. According to him, the results were withheld in connection with various reported cases of examination malpractice by the affected candidates. He said the cases were being investigated and that reports of the investigations would be presented to the appropriate committee of the council in due course, for consideration, adding that the committee's decision would be communicated to the affected candidates. Who should be held responsible for exam malpractice? Student, teacher or parents?

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