The West African Examination Council
(WAEC) on
Tuesday said it would soon stop the
registration of
external students by schools.
The coordinator of WAEC in Plateau, Mr
Basil Inyang,
made the announcement at a
stakeholder’s forum on
“Eradication of Examination Malpractice’’,
organised
by the National Orientation Agency (NOA)
in Jos on
Tuesday.
The coordinator also said that once a
student failed
the examination, the said student would
not be
availed the opportunity to register in the
succeeding
year.
“We shall soon cancel the registration of
external
candidates by secondary schools. “This is
because most students look for miracle
centres to register for the examination,
constituting the bulk of examination
malpractices.
“If a student fails the examination in the
first sitting and wants to sit for the second
time, the students must go back to their
former school and register again,’’ he said.
Inyang said said that there were a lot of
reforms that
WAEC was undertaking at the moment in
its quest to
curb examination malpractices.
He challenged teachers to impact on
students, the
virtue of effective knowledge, as most of
them looked
up to their teachers as role models.
He also called on parents to instil in their
children
good moral standards, advising parents to
desist from
supporting their children partaking in
examination
fraud.

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