Exam malpractices: WAEC bars candidates for two years

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The 72nd Meeting of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), was held from Thursday, 27th to Saturday, 29th January, 2022.

In the course of considering the various reported cases of malpractice, the Committee, approved appropriate sanctions in all established cases of malpractice, as prescribed by the rules & regulations governing the conduct of the Council’s exams.

It (NEC) authorised that the entire results of candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results (CER) be cancelled.

It (NEC) also approved that subject results of candidates proven to have been involved in malpractice cases which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR), be similarly cancelled.

Furthermore, some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as being barred from sitting the Council’s exams for two years, some schools will be de-recognised for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn.

Some supervisors that were found wanting in the discharge of their exam duties will be formally reported to their employers & blacklisted while some Invigilators will also be reported to the appropriate authorities for disciplinary action.

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The resolutions of the Committee(NEC) will be implemented without delay & the affected candidates & schools duly informed by the Council. But, the results of candidates who were exonerated by the Committee will be released without further delay.

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