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August 14, 2018

WAEC boss threatens schools, parents with prosecution, …as examination malpractices rise by 8.39%

  National head of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Nigeria, Charles Eguridu, has issued a warning against parents and schools that engage in organised malpractice, saying they were liable to dire consequences, including persecution. Speaking Tuesday at a WAEC road show on examination malpractice sensitization, at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Lagos, Eguridu said WAEC had employed greater measures in combating malpractice, some of which are biometric technology, which identifies each candidate by fingerprint, encrypted method of storing examination questions, such that they cannot be accessed by unauthorised personnel and impromptu inspection of examination centres while exams are ongoing. The WAEC…

NECO Releases SSCE Result – As WAEC Introduces devices to tackle menace

A total of 52.29 percent of the candidates that sat for the June/July 2014 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) passed at credit level in five subjects including English and Mathematics. Announcing this in Minna, Niger State, Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala, said that 74.30 percent of the candidates made five credits and above. He further disclosed that 978, 886 sat for the examination, which conducted 76 subjects. Giving a breakdown of the result, Okpala said that of the 989, 622 candidates that wrote the examination 72.58 percent scored…

Anambra to shutdown 486 special exam centres

No fewer than 486 magic examination centres identified in  Anambra State  are to be shutdown by the state government as part of official measures to curb examination malpractices in the education sector.The state Commissioner for Education, Prof Kate Omenugha, who gave the hint during the 10th anniversary of St. Joseph Academic Award for 2014, said these examination miracle centres had been aiding and abetting examination malpractices especially during West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examination  Council (NECO) examinations.Prof Omenugha, while commending the founder of St. Joseph Academic Award, Mr. Bath Nwibe said the decision to shutdown the magic centres…

WAEC introduces 39 Subjects including Photography, Plumbing & Decorating

WAEC, The West African Examinations Council has introduced 39 subjects for its annual examinations. WAEC’s Acting Head, Test Development Division Olayinka Ajibade made the announcement in Lagos and revealed that the new subjects will commence in 2014′s May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination. According to Olayinka, the initiative is in accordance with the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council’s New Secondary School Curriculum. Computer Studies, Insurance, Store Management and Office Practice are four new subjects in the electives category in the new curriculum. 35 subjects are in the Trades category. They include Salesmanship, Photography, Painting and Decorating, Plumping and…