WAEC reveals candidates, centres to face cancellation, ban
The National Examination Committee (NEC) of the West African Examination Board (WAEC) has approved sanctions for all candidates and centers involved in negligence.
This was announced at the 67th two-day meeting of the committee held in Lagos.
NEC approved the punishment for candidates who had already been terminated with the deletion of all results (CER) and the deletion of subject results (CSR).
WAEC’s head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, said in a statement that the wrong candidates will not be able to sit exams for a number of years and added that interested candidates and exam centers have been duly informed .
“However, the results of the candidates who were exonerated from the committee will be published,” the statement reads.
“The commission examined special cases, clemency cases and cases of return of WASSCE for private candidates, the second series of 2018 and the first series of 2019.”
The spokesman said the commission received a report on the registration and results statistics for WASSCE for 2018 school candidates and also received and considered the general summary of WASSCE chief examiners reports for private candidates, according to 2018 series.
“However, the results of candidates who were exonerated by the committee will be released”, it read.
“The committee considered special cases, clemency cases and restitution cases from the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018 second series and 2019 first series.”
The spokesman said the committee received a report on the statistics of entries and results for the WASSCE for school candidates 2018, and also received and considered the general résumé of the Chief Examiners’ reports on the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018 second series.
“The committee received and considered reports on the activities of the Aptitude Tests Department (ATD) for the period between October 2018 to February 2019 and on the activities of the research department of the council for the period between October 2018 and March 2019.
“With regard to the general résumé of the chief examiners’ reports on the WASSCE for private candidates, 2018 second series, the committee noted the observation by the chief examiners that the standard of the papers compared favourably with those of previous years and that the clarity and unambiguity of the questions were worthy of note.
“They also reported that the rubrics were clear, questions were explicit and the marking schemes were comprehensive. The committee noted the various shortcomings of the candidates as reported by the chief examiners,” Ojijeogu noted.