The Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, on Tuesday revealed that some private candidates have cultivated the habit of bringing guns and chemicals into the examination hall in order to carry out examination malpractices.
Dr. Iyi Uwadiae expressed shock at the dimension examination malpractices are taking on the continent of Africa and particularly in Nigeria.
The Registrar who disclosed this while addressing journalists in Lagos said examination malpractice has remained the most notorious challenges making examination bodies to spend more money than required.
He said while private candidates now went to examination centres with guns and other weapons, some private schools in connivance with the candidates were now in the habit of drugging invigilators using dangerous chemicals.
According to the WAEC Boss, waging war against examination malpractices has become very expensive and more difficult particularly with the advent of social media.
“The most notorious challenge facing examining bodies and other educational institutions in WAEC membercountries is examination malpractice. Currently, the malaise has assumed dangerous and criminal dimensions on the heels of some advancements in technology, which created the smartphones, the social media, among others.”
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