Head of National Office , West Africa Examination Council , Patrick Areghan , said the body arrested some of its supervisors who revealed questions to candidates before the commencement of the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination .
Areghan , who spoke during a monitoring exercise to some schools in Yaba , Lagos State , also told students taking WASSCE to shun examination malpractice and rely on their ability .
According to him , the visit was to monitor the exams which commenced on Monday and to ensure that students and teachers complied with COVID – 19 safety measures.
“ Students should not go about looking for anything they call expo . It is shameful , supervisors collecting question papers from WAEC and going somewhere to open the questions.
Yesterday we caught one in Nasarawa .
They don’ t know that we have a way of detecting them.
In Bauchi, we caught another .
We detected it from here. In Port Harcout , a candidate did the same thing and was arrested, ” said Areghan .
Rivers probes alleged cash for cheating in WASSCE
The Rivers State Government said it is investigating allegations of malpractices WASSCE in the state.
The Commissioner for Education , Prof. Kaniye Ebeku , said a student in one of the schools in the state alleged that the principal collected money from candidates to allow them cheat.
Ebeku, in a text message , said , “ All allegations of corrupt practices in the ongoing WASSCE will be investigated.
“ Currently, we have no such report ; bear in mind it is important to hear from the other party . ”
The student had said , “ Each of us was asked to pay N 1 , 000 for Mathematics, another N 1 , 000 for English Language and N 500 for other subjects in order to cheat. ”
But the principal , while speaking on a radio station on Wednesday, said , “ I don’ t know what the child is saying .
I am going to bring out that child to say it before me that I collected N 1 , 000 from them .
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