Nigeria: WAEC withholds 47,289 examination malpractice

The West African Examinations Council on Friday said it had withheld the results of 47,289 candidates out of 396,614 candidates that sat for the Nov./Dec. 2012 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.

The Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr. Charles Eguridu, who made this known at a news briefing in Lagos, said the results representing 11.04 per cent were being withheld in connection with various cases of examination malpractice.

He said, “These results are being investigated and the reports of the investigation will be presented to the Nigerian Examinations Committee of the Council shortly for consideration. The committee’s decision will be communicated to the affected candidates through our zonal and branch offices.”

Eguridu said a total of 413,266 candidates registered for the examination, but only 396,614 candidates, consisting of 216,600 males and 180,014 females, sat for the examination. PUNCH

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