2022 May/June WASSCE: WAEC Warns Schools, Candidates, Parents To Steer Clear Of Miracle Centres - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

2022 May/June WASSCE: WAEC Warns Schools, Candidates, Parents To Steer Clear Of Miracle Centres

The West African Examination Council WAEC has read a riot-act to schools, parents and one million, six hundred and seven thousand, nine hundred and seventy five (1,607,975) candidates writing the 2022 May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination WASSCE ,to steer clear of Miracle Centres during the conduct of the examination between the 16th of May and 23rd of June, 2022 in Nigeria 

Patrick Areghan, Head of the Nigeria National Office of the  examinations council in Yaba,Lagos who gave the warning  at a press briefing on the conduct of the WASSCE for school candidates, said candidates caught would forfeit their certificate at the end of six years period in secondary while the affected schools would be derecognized 

Areghan who called for support of every stakeholder to sanitize the education’s sector,  described Miracle  centre as centres where parents pay huge sums of money to procure assistance for their children or wards,” 

“WAEC is certainly not a party to this arrangement. We are closely watching all suspected schools. However, remotely located they may be, we will fish them out and deal with them by deploying our in-build anti-malpractice mechanism. It is left for candidates and school to choose between something or nothing: risk not having your result and wasting the entire six years you spent in school, as per candidates, or as a school, risk being derocognised. To be forewarned is to be forearmed!Rogue Website Operators”, he warned 

The Africa sub-regional  examination body equally warned operators of rouge-websites and parents patronizing such service saying  WAEC will  not condone such heinous acts

“We also want to sound a note of 
warning to all operators of rouge-websites that WAEC will not condone their heinous acts during the conduct of this examination. Parents are hereby warned to desist from patronizing these evil-doers who are hell bent on frustrating the efforts of WAEC. They should not patronize them as that would only lead to the destruction of their children’s destiny.

He said that WAEC would work closely with security agencies to ensure that perpetrators of such acts are punished accordingly 

“We shall, as usual work hand-in-hand with the Nigeria Police to bring perpetrators to book. There will be no hiding place for them. Perpetrators will surely face the full wrath of the law”

Areghan also cautioned various Ministries of Education in states including principals, teachers and other officials serving as inspectors to play the rules by the stipulated  WAEC syllabus and Guidelines    

“The various Ministries of Education should call their principals, teachers and other officials serving as inspectors, to order. Every candidate and examination functionary must play by the rules which are well stipulated in the WAEC Syllabus and Guidelines for the conduct of examinations issued to schools”.

“Erring schools will be derecognized; erring officials would be adequately punished while erring candidates would lose their results, no matter whose ox is gored. I want to specifically warn supervisors to desist from aiding and abetting examination malpractice by assisting candidates, one way or the other, especially by allowing them to enter the Examination Hall with their cell phones and make use of same. This is shameful and indecorous. We shall fish them out and deal with them”

He gave the further breakdown of the candidates who registered for this year’s examination to include  Eight Hundred Thousand and Fifty-Five (800,055)  males, representing (49.76%)and  Eight Hundred Thousand, Seven Hundred and Twenty Four (800,724) are females, comprising (50.24%) 

WAEC Head of Nigeria office also revealed that Twenty Thousand, Two Hundred and Twenty One, (20,221) schools have registered candidates  for the examination.
He added that Candidates would be examined in 76 subjects, made up of 197 papers.

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