Mr. Damianus Ojijeogu, an officer in the Public Affairs Department of the West African Examination Council has revealed that the National Examinations Council (NEC) of WAEC cancelled results of candidates who cheated during the last examinations. The decision to cancel results of candidates from the 2014 examinations was arrived at during a recent gathering which marked the 59th meeting of the NEC.
This is taking place following confirmations of exam malpractices by students at the last exams.
“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”, the report from the NEC meeting reads.
“This action is as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the council’s examinations. It approved that the entire results of such candidates involved in proven cases be cancelled.”
The report says further: “some candidates [perhaps those perceived to be involved in greater degrees of malpractice] will also suffer other sanctions such as barring them from sitting for the council’s examinations for a certain number of years”.