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NIGERIA: WAEC set to ban cheating candidates from writing its exams

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has approved banning students involved in illegal exam activities for life.

The Board of Inquiry carried out this advice and approved the sanction at the 70th meeting of the Nigeria Board of Inquiry (NEC) held in Lagos last Thursday through Saturday.

In a statement issued after the meeting said that students found guilty of exam illegality were banned for “a certain number of years”. The committee also confirmed that schools found guilty of illegal investigative activities would be recognized within a certain number of years or their recognition would be revoked in full.

“In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the Committee, after diligent deliberations, approved appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the Rules and Regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s examination.

It approved that the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases, which attracted cancellation of Entire Results (CER), be cancelled, while subject results of those involved in proven cases, which attracted Cancellation of Subject Results, be similarly cancelled.

In addition, some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as barring them from sitting for the Council’s examination for a certain number of years, some schools will be derecognised for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn, some supervisors that were found wanting in the discharge of their examination duties will be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted.”

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