WAEC, others dialogue on malpractice

WAEC, others dialogue on malpractice

Acting Head of Test Administration for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mrs Francisca Iweha-Onukwu, has called on all stakeholders in the education sector to join in fighting examination malpractice.

Giving her opening remarks at the 2016 National Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Examination Malpractice held at Dansol High School, Ogba, Mrs Iweha-Onukwu said the war against examination malpractice cannot be won by examining bodies alone, without the cooperation of parents, teachers, proprietors, and others. She said it was important to check examination malpractice because of its adverse effect on the society.

“When extraneous factors affect the conduct of an examination, the purposes which the results of such examinations are meant to serve are also affected. Such purposes could include determination of level of achievement, promotion, admission, employment or even the licensing of the practice of a profession,” she said. In a paper titled: “Examination Malpractice, Causes, Sanctions, and Remedies”, the Senior Assistant Registrar, Head of Examination, Ikeja, Mrs Alero John-Nwafa, identified many causes of examination malpractices, including: “poor infrastructure, emphasis on certificate, parental pressure, poor supervision of candidates, poor coverage of syllabuses,” among others. Read more

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