10 WAEC supervisors arrested over exam malpractices

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Patrick Areghan, WAEC Head of National Office in Nigeria
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No fewer than 10 supervisors have been arrested for alleged involvement in examination malpractices in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The Head of Nigeria National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Patrick Areghan, disclosed this in Abuja during supervision of the examination.

Areghan said the arrests were made in Lagos, Kano, Bayelsa, and the Kaduna States.

In his words, “Our major problem lies with the supervisors as only a few of them are reliable and it’s unfortunate these are the supervisors that were nominated by the various states ministry of education and we employed them. We don’t have the power to nominate any supervisors on our own we only made use of credible teachers supplied to us by the ministry.

“But for a mere pot of porridge, they sell their conscience and allow candidates to come into the examination hall with phones to snap question papers and post them on designated platforms.”

He said some of the supervisors belong to syndicate groups running the platforms.

He added, “The good news is we catch them and they don’t go unpunished as we are working hand in hand with the Nigerian police.”

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