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Nigeria Has Highest Cases Of WAEC Exam Malpractice In West Africa


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Nigeria has the highest number of examination irregularities among the five member countries of the West African Examinations Council, the Head, National Office of the Council, Charles Eguridu, has said.
He made this revelation at a Road Show on Examination Malpractices Sensitisation  in Abuja adding that WAEC has not introduced stricter measures and the use of advanced technology in its bid to curb malpractice in the country.
He warned that candidates and schools that engage in organised examination malpractice will be prosecuted henceforth.
According to him: “We have regulation that governs the conduct of our examination,” he said, warning that malpractice will no longer be tolerated.
He said the council has the power to withhold results and carry out investigation on whoever is involved in examination malpractice.
Mr. Eguridu said after the investigations, the entire result of such a candidate will be cancelled and the centre, derecognised.
He added that WAEC has introduced a technology that verifies candidates that registered for the exam.
Mr. Eguridi explained that at the point of registration, the biometric features of each candidate will be captured.
“All these will be uploaded into our database and on the day of the exam, these features are uploaded into a handheld devise at the centre and like the card reader does, we verify that it is the candidate that writes the exam,” he said.
He further explained that WAEC remains the only examination body that has introduced the use of the technology in the conduct of examination in the whole of Africa.

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