The West African Examinations Council, WAEC has prescribes a new punishment for candidates who engage in examination malpractice. The examination body had during it’s just concluded 70th meeting approved barring of students involved in examination malpractice from taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
This approval was contained in a statement issued after the 70th Meeting of the Examination Committee of WAEC, happens to be the highest decision making organ of the council on examination-related matters.
This new development conveys that defaulting candidates would be banned for “a certain number of years”.
Also during the meeting, the committee approved sanctions for all forms of examination malpractices, including the blacklisting of supervisors.
The statement partly reads, “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 examination.
“It approved that the real results of candidates involved in proven cases, which attracted cancellation of Entire Results (CER), be cancelled, while subject results of those involved in confirmed cases, which attracted Cancellation of Subject Results, be similarly cancelled.
“Also, some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as barring them from sitting for the Council’s examination for a certain number of years; some schools will be derecognised for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn, some supervisors that were found wanting in the discharge of their examination duties will be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted.”