WAEC says registration of external students constitutes the bulk of examination malpractices.
The West African Examination Council, WAEC, on Tuesday said it would soon stop the registration of external students by secondary schools.
External candidates are candidates who are not original students of a school, but are allowed to sit for the WAEC final examinations in the school after making some payments.
The coordinator of WAEC in Plateau, Basil Inyang, made the announcement at a stakeholder’s forum on “Eradication of Examination Malpractice’’, organised by the National Orientation Agency, NOA, in Jos..
The coordinator also said that once a student failed the examination, the said student would not be availed the opportunity to register in the succeeding year. He said the examination body will soon cancel the registration of external candidates by secondary schools.
“This is because most students look for miracle centres to register for the examination, constituting the bulk of examination malpractices,” he said. “If a student fails the examination in the first sitting and wants to sit for the second time, the students must go back to their former school and register again.”
Mr. Inyang said said that there are a lot of reforms that WAEC is undertaking at the moment in its quest to curb examination malpractices.
He challenged teachers to impact on students, the virtue of effective knowledge, as most of them looked up to their teachers as role models.
He also called on parents to instill in their children good moral standards, advising them to desist from supporting their children to partake in examination fraud.
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