About ten supervisors have been arrested for their involvement in exam malpractices in the present Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, (WAEC).
According to Patrick Areghan, the head of Nigerian National Office of the West African Examination Council, about ten supervisors have been arrested for their involvement in exam malpractices in the current Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WAEC).
Areghan said the arrests were made in the states of Lagos, Kano, Bayelsa, and Kaduna during a monitoring of the exam in four centres in Abuja on Thursday, June 9.
“Our main issue is with the supervisors because just a handful of them are trustworthy, and it’s sad that these are the supervisors who were recommended by the various state ministries of education and hired by us,” he said.
“We didn’t have the authority to appoint supervisors on our own, so we relied on the ministry to provide us with qualified teachers.
“However, for the price of a pot of porridge, they sell their souls and allow candidates to enter the examination hall with phones in hand, snapping question sheets and posting them on specified platforms.”
Some of the supervisors, he alleged, are members of syndicate groups that administer the sites.
“The good news is that we catch them and they don’t go unpunished because we work hand in hand with Nigerian police,” he said.
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