The West African Examinations Council, (WAEC) has confirmed that 10 supervisors have been arrested across the country for aiding and supporting exam malpractices in its ongoing Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE)
This was made known by Patrick Areghan, the head of Nigeria National Office of West Africa Examination Council (WAEC), in Abuja yesterday.
Areghan hinted that the arrests were made in Kano, Beyelsa and Kaduna and Lagos states.
“Our major problem lies with the supervisors as only few of them are reliable and it’s unfortunate these are the supervisors that were nominated by the various states’ ministry of education, and we employed them. We don’t have the power to nominate any supervisors on our own we only made use of credible teachers supplied to us by the ministry,” he said.
He added, “But for a mere pot of porridge, they sell their conscience and allow candidates to come into the examination hall with phones to snap question papers and post them on designated platforms.”
He stressed further that some of the supervisors belonged to syndicate groups that run the platforms, saying that they will face the music.
“The good news is we catch them, and they don’t go unpunished as we are working hand in hand with the Nigerian police.”
He further appealed to WAEC supervisors to desist from activities that can soil their names and the examination body.