Fraudsters Engaged in Exam Malpractice Earn N25billion per year —FG

Those who engage themselves in assisting students cheat in various exams have made a staggering N375 billion in the past 15 years, the Federal Government said on Friday, amounting to N25 billion yearly.

The FG while expressing serious concern over the rate at which examination malpractices is increasing in the country urged the National Assembly to enact a legislation that makes it possible for parents and employers alike to take legal action against any institution turning out sub-standard graduates.

“Examination malpractice has become a serious organised crime, as evident in some private schools that pride themselves as virtual magic centres; sale of marks, grades and degrees in tertiary institutions; outright theft and forgery of certificates.” Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri said while briefing newsmen in Abuja.

Mr. Omeri spoke on the ongoing collaborative effort between the agency and Exam Ethics Marshalls International for the restoration of integrity to the conduct of examinations in Nigeria.

Already, the campaign to raise the integrity bar has been designed to be nationwide. It is expected to start from Lokoja, Kogi State, on Tuesday.

According to reports prepared by the Exam Ethics Project, a partner to the National Orientation Agency, 12% of those who sat for Senior School Certificate Examinations engaged in exam malpractice.

The reports added that Nigeria ranks poorly in the average Examination Malpractice Index.


  1. D penalty shd start wt private school owners of primary and secondary schools. Most of them in order to maintain a status-quo of being schls that make 90% -100% teach their students in exam halls during First schl leaving cert exams, Junior WAEC, and SSCE. Men and women of integrity shd be posted to schls during such exams and see how shamelessly proprietors and their teachers run around to call answers to students and sometimes write on d board wt d collaboration of d. Fraudulent WAEC and NECO supervisors. I had to reject my daughters WAEC result of last year bc she accepted accepted assistance in a subject. So annoying. WAEC,NECO,JAMB officials are all involved and they all know. As for Govt schools,d story is very sorrowful. Men and women of integrity,especially uniformed men shd be used. Bec some of d students go well armed to exam centres.