WAEC has decided that any candidate, invigilator and supervisor caught involved in exam malpractice will have their names published.
The West Africa Examination Council, WAEC is taking a serious step to discourage candidates from engaging in examination malpractices.
The exam body on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, said it will start publishing names of candidates involved in malpractice.
In a statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs, Mr Demianus Ojijeogu, WAEC said the decision to publish names of offenders was part of WAEC’s resolutions at its 66th Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) meeting held at Ogba, Lagos.
Ojijeogwu said; “Candidates, invigilators and supervisors caught aiding and abetting examination malpractice, WAEC, ANCOPSS and the States Ministry of Education will publish their names to serve as a deterrent for others.
“States Ministry of Education and school principals are to check the ugly trend by looking at the calibre and integrity of teachers nominated as supervisors for public examinations.
“The Committee observed that even with the commendable efforts of the Council in the fight against examination malpractice, the menace is still on the increase.
“There was high rate of impersonation as a form of examination malpractice during the WASSCE examinations.
“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 examinations.