The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said candidates who come into the examination hall with mobile phones or any other electronic gadgets will have their entire results cancelled.

This was made known by the Council’s Head of National Office, Olu Adenipekun at the commencement of registration for the second series of the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) for private candidates.

“Candidates who engage in examination malpractice will not only have their results cancelled but prosecuted,” Adenipekun warned.

Adenipekun also opined that candidates who wish to register for examination after the close of the entries may be accommodated as “Walk-in-Candidates” provided they register not less than twenty-four hours to the scheduled time of the paper(s) they intend to write; saying their fee is N25,000.

He further urged candidates with special needs to register online like other candidates but they must clearly state their disabilities.

According to the council, request for correction will not be entertained on any information which a candidate voluntarily gives at the point of registration as soon as the examination commences.

Examination malpractice seems to have been taken to another dimension in the country as people now devise various means of cheating to either pass or make ends meet.

A worst-case scenario is when those who are supposed to be protecting the integrity of the examinations are the ones responsible for leaking the question papers to interested candidates for a fee to pass.

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