L-R: Vice Chairman and Chairman, Nigeria National Committee of WAEC, Hajiya Binta Abdulkadir, Secretary to the Delta State Government, Chief Patrick Ukah, Head of National Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan and Prof. Victor Kogah, Representing Imo state University at the Opening of the Annual Meeting of the Nigeria Committee of WAEC held in Asaba, Delta State
The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has been asked not to relent in its efforts at fighting examination Malpractice in the conduct of its examination in Nigeria and in the West African Sub-region.
The Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa gave the advice in a message to the Opening of the Annual Meeting of the Nigeria National Committee, WAEC, held in Asaba, Delta State.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Patrick Ukah, Governor Okowa said examination Malpractice had been one of the major challenges confronting the conduct of examination in Nigeria as some students were always out to cut corners to pass examinations at all cost without having interest in studying hard to pass.
He said while his government would continue to support WAEC in its quest to stem the tide of examination malpractice in Delta State, the Council should continue to employ Infomation and Communication Technology in dealing with various strategies perpetrators of examination malpractice were employing in carrying out their nefarious activities.
Governor Okowa however, called on parents to play active role in the educational development of their wards rather than encourage them to engage in examination fraud.
The Head of National Office of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan gave the assurance that the Council had come up with more strategies to fight examination malpractice in the country.
He however, warned those perpetrating examination malpractice to desist from such act as the Council would not fail in ensuring that such perpetrators face the wrath of the law.
The highlight of the programme was the presentation of Book Awards to the three schools that adjudged to be free of examination malpractice in the 2021 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination in Delta State.
The first position went to Redeemer’s International High School, Asaba, the Royal College, OVWIAN came second while Our Lady of Nigeria Secondary School, Oghara got the third prize.
The Best Overall Male and female Candidates in Public Secondary Schools in all subjects in West African Senior School Certificate Examination for school Candidates in 2021 in Nigeria were also honoured at the event.
They are, Edeani Godswil and Whisky Joan Jedidiah.
They were presented with plaques and cash awards.