Daily Trust (Abuja)

14 January 2013

Nigeria: WAEC Blames Private Schools for Exams Lapses

Ado-Ekiti — The Registrar of West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr Iyi Uwadiae, has blamed private school proprietors for lapses noticed in examinations conducted by the body.

The WAEC boss also sought the cooperation of the people to stop external candidates from registering for examinations conducted by the body.

Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state at the weekend during the commissioning of WAEC office complex, Uwadiae decried the attitude of some private school owners who he accused of trafficking students from one state to another to write examinations.

He lamented that such practice had caused the serious loopholes in the conduct of examinations by the council.

While commending some states that agreed to collaborate with the council, he said this had helped WAEC in abating the menace of examination malpractices in the country.

Uwadiae hinted that the council had been able to sanitise the conduct of examinations in every nook and cranny of Nigeria, owing to its tenacious efforts that external candidates should be abolished.

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