The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has vowed to publish names of students involved in examination malpractice in the country due to the high rate of impersonation as a form of exam malpractice.
The exam body made this known in a statement by its head, Public Affairs, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
According to the statement, the decision was part of the 66th Nigerian Examinations Committee, of WAEC’s resolution held at Ogba Lagos.
The examination body said: “Candidates, invigilators and supervisors caught aiding and abetting examination malpractice, WAEC, ANCOPSS and the state’s ministry of education will publish their names to serve as a deterrent for others.
“States ministry of education and school principals are to check the ugly trend by looking at the calibre and integrity of teachers nominated as supervisors for public examinations. The committee observed that even with the commendable efforts of the council in the fight against examination malpractice, the menace is still on the increase.
“There was a high rate of impersonation as a form of examination malpractice during the WASSCE examinations. 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 examinations.”