Excerpt from the Communique that was issued after the 74th Meeting of the Nigeria Examination Committee (NEC) of WAEC. The meeting was held on Monday, 10th to Wednesday, 12th October, 2022 at the WAEC Testing and Training Centre (WTTC), Ogba – Lagos.
The Committee received reports on Irregularity, Special Cases and Appeals for Clemency arising from the conduct of WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2021- Second Series and WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2022 – First Series which were considered at the 73rd Meeting of the Committee.
NEC, after painstakingly considering the various reported cases of malpractice in WASSCE for School Candidates, 2022 approved the appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s exams
It equally authorized that the entire results of candidates proven to have been involved in examination malpractices which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results (CER) be cancelled, Some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as being barred from sitting the Council’s examinations for two years. Some schools will be derecognized for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn.
Some supervisors that were found wanting in the discharge of their examination duties will be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted by the Council, while some Invigilators will also be reported to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary action.
The Committee, observed that the cases of examination malpractices were on the increase with principals from various schools aiding and abetting the despicable acts con’td