The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has announced the cancellation of the results of candidates involved in examination malpractice during November/December 2015 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The council issued this in a statement after its 61st meeting with its Nigeria Examinations’ Committee (NEC).
The statement signed by the council’s Head, Public Affairs, Damianus Ojijeogu, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.
The statement said that the decisions of the committee would be implemented without delay and the affected candidates and schools would be duly informed by the council.
It also stated that the meeting of the council’s NEC, the highest decision making body, was held on Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 in Lagos.
It explained that the committee also discussed the reports received on irregularity, special and clemency cases arising from the conduct of the 2015 May/June WASSCE.
The statement said there were reported and established cases against some private candidates during the 2015 November/December examination which led to the sanction.
It noted that in addition to the cancellation, some candidates would be barred from sitting for the council’s examinations for a certain number of years.
The statement added that some schools found to have aided malpractices would be de-recognised.
“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.
“This is as prescribed by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the council’s examinations.
“However, the results of candidates who were exonerated by the committee will be fully released,’’ it said.