SSCE: WAEC To Bar Cheating Students, Supervisors, Schools
The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC) has disclosed that students involved in examination malpractices would be barred from taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) henceforth.
This was made public by WAEC’s Examination Committee after its 70th Meeting, on Monday.
A statement by the committee also vowed to blacklist supervisors involved in malpractices.
The committee, which is the highest decision-making organ of the council, said those affected would be banned for some years.
The committee also threatened to sanction schools involved in examination malpractice.
Part of the statement reads, “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 examination.”
It approved that the entire results of candidates involved in proven cases, which attracted cancellation of Entire Results (CER), be cancelled, while subject results of those involved in proven cases, which attracted Cancellation of Subject Results, be similarly cancelled.
“In addition, some candidates will also suffer other sanctions such as barring them from sitting for the Council’s examination for a certain number of years, some schools will be derecognised for a specified number of years or have their recognition completely withdrawn, some supervisors that were found wanting in the discharge of their examination duties will be formally reported to their employers and blacklisted.”