The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cautioned candidates against falling prey to fraudsters perpetrating examination malpractices as the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) continues.
It made this warning against the backdrop of reported instances of some unscrupulous individuals sharing Principles of Cost Accounting questions written Sierra Leone and parading such as Financial Accounting questions for Nigerian candidates on WhatsApp and other online platforms on Wednesday.
It said such an action was “capable of jeopardizing the performance of gullible candidates in the ongoing WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018-Second Series in Nigeria.”
The Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, Demainus Ojijeogu in press release sent to EduCeleb.com on Thursday assured members of the public of its commitment to maintaining the standards of the exams while appealing to candidates to rather face their studies than depend on fraudulent elements.
Read the text of the press release below.
The West African Examinations Council
P. M. B. 1022, Yaba – Lagos
The attention of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters that is capable of jeopardizing the performance of gullible candidates in the ongoing WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018-Second Series in Nigeria.
The Council have observed with dismay that past questions were being posted via WhatsApp and criminal websites by fraudulent individuals, which they claim are that of yet to be written papers.
For instance, the question paper for Principles of Cost Accounting that was written in Sierra Leone and The Gambia today are been circulated by these criminally-minded elements for candidates in Nigeria as Financial Accounting, the paper slated for tomorrow.
The success of our candidates is our major concern and the Council wishes to advise all candidates not to fall prey to these fraudsters but rather concentrate on their studies.
Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, anipr
Head, Public Affairs