About 101,398 candidates who sat for the 2012 May/June West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, will have their results withheld for alleged involvement in examination malpractice.
Hajiya Fatima Abdulrahman, National President of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, disclosed this while addressing newsmen yesterday, shortly after the 54th meeting of the Nigerian Examinations Committee, NEC.
She said: “In deliberation on the conduct of the Council’s May/June examination diet, the Committee considered all the cases of examination malpractice presented by the National Office and took appropriate decisions in line with the policies of the Council.
“Having considered malpractice cases, about 101,398 candidates out of the total number of 1, 695, 872 candidates who sat for the May/June WASSCE in Nigeria would have their results withheld based on reports of their alleged involvement in examination malpractice.”
In his reaction, the Head of National Office, Mr. Charles Eguridu, also said that the council would implement stringent measures that would make exam malpractice difficult for candidates.
Eguridu who said one of such stringent measures would be the amendment version of the regulation guiding use of mobile phones disclosed that, “Examination malpractice has made things difficult for the council. We plan to introduce biometric feature in the registration process for candidates. Aside this, we would also update the features of our certificate so that it would be almost impossible to duplicate.”