During the 76th session of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) under the auspices of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), held from October 3rd to October 4th, 2023, important resolutions were made concerning examination malpractice and related irregularities in the WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023.
The Committee diligently reviewed reports regarding the conduct of the aforementioned examination and the cases of irregularities that had arisen. In response to these concerns, the Committee decided to take decisive action. Candidates who were conclusively found to have engaged in examination malpractice, which carries the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results (CER), will indeed face the cancellation of their entire examination outcomes. Furthermore, candidates implicated in malpractice that warrants the penalty of Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR) will also have their subject-specific results canceled.
These directives from the Committee will be swiftly put into action, with the affected candidates and schools promptly informed of the consequences. In contrast, candidates who have been cleared of any wrongdoing by the Committee will see their results released without unnecessary delays.
In addition to these measures, the Committee earnestly appealed to the State Ministries of Education and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) to strictly adhere to registration deadlines for future WASSCE for School Candidates’ examination sessions.
In conclusion, the Committee expressed its appreciation for the thorough investigations conducted by WAEC into reported cases of examination malpractice presented during the meeting. These actions underscore the commitment to maintaining the integrity of examinations and ensuring a fair and just educational system for all involved.