WAEC Set to Bar Cheating Candidates From Taking Future Exams

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has authorized the exemption of students involved in examination malpractice from sitting for the council’s future examinations.

This was made known in a press statement issued after the council’s 70th Examination Committee meeting.

WAEC declared that affected candidates would be barred for “a certain number of years”.

Sanctions for all cases of examination malpractice were also endorsed, not excluding supervisor blacklisting.

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The released statement read in part, “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number of years, some schools will be derecognised for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn, some supervisors that were found wanting in the discharge of their examination duties will be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted.”

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