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Press Statement By WAEC on Arrest and Parade of WASSCE Question and Answer Syndicate by the Lagos State Police Command

Press Statement By WAEC on Arrest and Parade of WASSCE Question and Answer Syndicate by the Lagos State Police Command

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Press Statement By WAEC on Arrest and Parade of WASSCE Question and Answer Syndicate …

Press Statement on the Arrest and Parade of WASSCE Question and Answer Syndicate by the Lagos State Police Command. WAEC would like to emphasize that the question papers for the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates , 2018 did not leak. WAEC  wishes to reiterate that the integrity of the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates, 2018 has not been compromised as no single case of leakage or foreknowledge has been established.

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Press Statement

THE WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
Private Mail Bag No 1022, Yaba, Lagos

Arrest and Parade of WASSCE Question and Answer Syndicate by the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police.

The attention of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has been drawn to various publications in the media on the arrest and parade of some individuals belonging to the WASSCE question and answer syndicate by the Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police.

The Council wishes to highly commend the efforts of the Security Agencies, particularly, the Nigeria Police which have been collaborating with it in the fight against examination malpractice. In particular, the Council wishes to commend the Inspector General of Police for directing the IGP Monitoring Team which have been collaborating with the Council in the past two years. This collaboration with the IGP Monitoring Team resulted with the arrest of some individuals connected with the Syndicate in different locations around the country early last year. The individuals were paraded at the Force Headquarters, Abuja and subsequently charged to court. The Council hopes that this collaboration will continue so as to checkmate the nefarious activities of these unscrupulous individuals.

However, the Council would like to emphasize that the question papers for the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates , 2018 did not leak as has been erroneously portrayed in the media.

Leakage can be said to have occurred when the question papers gets into hands of individuals who are not supposed to have them before the time scheduled on the timetable.  Without any iota of doubt the Council wishes to state that no case of leakage has been established since the beginning of the examination.

See also: Police Arrest Syndicate of Leaked WAEC Questions and Answers.

Our monitoring and investigations of the ongoing examination have established the fact that certain School Principals, Invigilators, Supervisors and Candidates who had succeeded in smuggling mobile phones and other electronic devices into the examination hall, snap the question papers after the examination must have commenced and forward to their criminal collaborators who in turn provide solutions to the questions and send to their subscribers via rogue websites, sms, WhatsApp and other social media.

In addition, in several cases during our monitoring and investigations, it was discovered that question papers of previous examinations were photoshopped by this despicable elements to scam gullible candidates who patronize their rogue websites and WhatsApp platforms.

Therefore, we took the following measures to ensure that the question papers do not find their way out of the examination hall and that solutions do not get to the subscribing candidates in the examination hall:

  • Thorough searching of the candidates before entering the examination hall;
  • Banning of Supervisors and Invigilators from taking their mobile phones and other electronic devices into the examination hall;
  • Briefing of School Principals on their vicarious liability should any of their candidates be caught with mobile phones or other electronic devices in the examination hall;
  • Cancellation of Entire Results of candidates that brought mobile phones and other electronic devices into the examination hall.

An effective solution to the menace of rogue websites can either be the jamming of mobile networks within a specified radius in and around the examination halls or the shutting down of the internet throughout the country during the period of the examination as has been done in some countries but those are beyond the powers of the Council.

It is worthy of note that the Council has the capability and capacity to detect and punish candidates who must have benefited from the fraudulent activities of the operators of rogue websites and WhatsApp platforms.

Furthermore, the Council is willing to collaborate with well meaning Nigerians, Civil Society Groups, Corporate Organisations that are ICT inclined, Telecom Companies, States Ministries of Education, Deposit Money Banks, relevant Security Agencies, the Media and other stakeholders to neutralize the threat being posed by examination malpractice to education in Nigeria.

Once again, the Council wishes to reiterate that the integrity of the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates, 2018 has not been compromised as no single case of leakage or foreknowledge has been established.

We want to assure the general public that the activities of the rogue websites and fraudulent WhatsApp platforms that peddle solved answers for a fee would not affect the integrity of the ongoing examination.

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WAEC Compiles List of Erring Supervisors for Sanctions

WAEC Compiles List of Erring Supervisors for Sanctions

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WAEC is compiling names of erring supervisors for sanctions by relevant authorities …

The West African Examinations Council ( WAEC ) is compiling a list of all supervisors found wanting; at the end of the entire exercise, their names shall be forwarded to ANCORPS and the ministry of education for proper disciplinary measures. Question papers for the ongoing WASSCE did not leak as has been erroneously portrayed by a section of the media. We will not compromise standards because we have come a long way; our integrity is key.

WAEC Compiles List of Erring Supervisors for Sanctions

The West African Examinations Council ( WAEC ) is compiling names of supervisors who worked against the ongoing May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination ( WASSCE ), for sanctions by relevant authorities.

The council’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr Damianus Ojijeogum, made the disclosure in an interview with the newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos.

According to him, investigations revealed that the supervisor’s photo-shopped previous examination papers and forwarded same to operators of rogue websites, who in turn, swindled gullible candidates.

“Our investigations also revealed that some school heads, invigilators, supervisors and candidates who succeeded in smuggling mobile phones and other electronic devices into examination halls, snapped the questions after the examination had commenced, and forwarded same to their collaborators for solutions.

“We have been compiling a list of all supervisors found wanting; at the end of the entire exercise, we shall forward their names to ANCORPS and the ministry of education for proper disciplinary measures. 

“Such persons are not staff of WAEC; we shall blacklist them for good,” Ojijeogu said.

He said that `this cheating by any means’ could be described as examination leakage as being reported by some mass media.

“Question papers for the ongoing WASSCE did not leak as has been erroneously portrayed by a section of the media.

“Leakage can be said to have occurred when questions get into the hands of some individuals who are not supposed to have them before the scheduled time.

“No such case has been established since the commencement of this examination.

“Rather than term it as leakage, it is correct to describe it as malpractice which we are committed to tackling.

See: Press Statement By WAEC on Arrest and Parade of WASSCE Question and Answer Syndicate by the Lagos State Police Command.

“We want to assure the general public that the integrity of our examination is a top priority to the council, and we remain committed in ensuring that it remains so,” he said.

Ojijeogu told the newsmen that WAEC was deploying resources to introduce new techniques to protect its examinations.

“We are all aware that one of the greatest challenges facing the education sector is examination malpractice.

“On our part, we shall continue to do all we can to ensure that this ugly trend is checked.

“We want to commend security agencies, especially the police, for partnering with us in an effort to expose and check the cankerworm,” he said.

See also: Police Arrested Pastor Operating Fake WAEC Centre.

Ojijeogu told the newsmen that such partnership led to arrest of some men in Lagos found to be operating the rogue websites to defraud unsuspecting candidates.

He added that the collaboration assisted the council to apprehend a syndicate at various locations in 2017.

Ojijeogu solicited more support from members of the public to rid the education sector of examination malpractice.

“Council will always be ahead in deploying cutting edge technologies that will defy malpractice no matter how hard the perpetrators try.

“We will not compromise standards because we have come a long way; our integrity is key,” he said.

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WAEC Threatens To Cancel Entire Results Of Candidates Caught With Mobile Phones

WAEC Threatens To Cancel Entire Results Of Candidates Caught With Mobile Phones

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WAEC to cancel entire results of candidates caught with phones. “Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled, but may be prosecuted”. Continue reading below….

WAEC to cancel entire results of candidates caught with phone.

WAEC Threatens To Cancel Entire Results Of Candidates Caught With Phones

West  African  Examination Council  (WAEC) has said any candidate that comes into the examination hall with mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets will  have his or her entire results cancelled, as it begins registration for second series of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Council Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun.

He said, “Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled, but may be prosecuted”.

However, the HNO opined that Candidates who wish to register for the examination after the close of entries may be accommodated as

Walk-in-Candidates” provided they register not less than twenty four hours to the scheduled time of the paper (s) they intend to write, saying their fee is 25,000.

See also: Police Arrest Syndicate of Leaked WAEC Questions and Answers.

He also urged the candidates with special needs to also register online like other candidates but they must clearly state their disabilities.

The Council said candidates must ensure that their entries are correctly completed before uploading as the Council will not be held responsible for errors in  candidates particulars.

According to the council, request for correction will not be entertained on any information which a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of  registration as soon as the examination commences.

Source: Leadership.

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Beware of Scammers, We’re Not Recruiting, WAEC Warns

Beware of Scammers, We’re Not Recruiting, WAEC Warns

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria advises the general public to disregard the purported recruitment exercise that was published recently by a blog. Details below.

WAEC Recruitment Scam.

WAEC Recruitment scam

The attention of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria has been drawn to an “advertisement” trending on Facebook and other social media, titled “WAEC Recruitment 2018/2019 Exercise and How to Apply Online via waeconline.org.ng”, by topgist.com.ng.

We hereby categorically state that there is no recruitment exercise currently going on or being carried out by WAEC Nigeria. The advertisement did not emanate from us neither did we authorize any agent to do so on our behalf.

The advertisement on the so-called recruitment exercise is simply the handiwork of fraudsters who are out to dupe gullible and unsuspecting job seekers and members of the general public.

WAEC is a reputable and structured organisation that operates in accordance with time-tested norms and prescribed procedures, whose hallmarks are integrity, transparency and openness. Therefore, whenever there is need and capacity for any recruitment exercise, the general public would be duly informed through reputable media channels.

Applicants and the general public are hereby advised to disregard the purported advertisement and avoid falling into the hands of scammers who are out to make money from gullible and undiscerning individuals.

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2018 May/June: West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Releases Withheld Results

2018 May/June: West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) Releases Withheld Results

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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has released the withheld results of candidates who sat for the 2018 West African Secondary Certificate Examination, (WASSCE) for School Candidates (May/June).

Releases Withheld Results

WAEC announced through its twitter handle that candidates whose results were withheld and those whose results were exonerated can now check their results, while the results of candidates found guilty have been cancelled. 

RECOMMENDED: How to Check 2018 WAEC May/June Results.

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