Thursday, August 20, 2020

WAEC arrests supervisors who revealed questions to candidates before exams

Head of National Office, West Africa Examination Council, Patrick Areghan, said the body arrested some of its supervisors who revealed questions to candidates before the commencement of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination.

Areghan, who spoke during a monitoring exercise to some schools in Yaba, Lagos State, also told students taking WASSCE to shun examination malpractice and rely on their ability.

According to him, the visit was to monitor the exams which commenced on Monday and to ensure that students and teachers complied with Covid-19 safety measures.

“Students should not go about looking for anything they call expo. It is shameful, supervisors collecting question papers from WAEC and going somewhere to open the questions. Yesterday we caught one in Nasarawa. They don’t know that we have a way of detecting them. In Bauchi, we caught another. We detected it from here. In Port Harcout, a candidate did the same thing and was arrested,” said Areghan.