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WAEC reveals new ploy by candidates’ to cheat

Some candidates intentionally commit errors in filling their examination registration forms in order to perpetrate examination malpractice, the Head, Nigeria National Office of WAEC, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, has said.

Uwadiae’s view, contained in a statement issued by Mr. Yusuf Ari, WAEC’s spokesman, in Lagos, yesterday, added that such acts were aimed at undermining the integrity of examinations conducted by WAEC.

The statement said the official spoke at the opening of the 16th meeting of the Test Administration Division, Planning and Coordinating Committee of WAEC, in Lagos between August 18 and 21.

It said against the background, Uwadiae directed officials to critically examine requests for amendment of data by candidates.

He pointed out that with e-registration, candidates were expected to enter their correct data and verify them before loading.

He urged members of the committee to see themselves as team leaders and to re-position themselves to play their roles effectively.

Uwadiae enjoined members of the committee to exercise a high level of integrity in all their dealings, stressing that “anyone that calls for equity must come with clean hands.’’

He also charged the committee to ensure a hitch-free conduct of the November/December examination and commended it for the successful conduct of the May/June Senior School Certificate Examination.


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