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WAEC supervisors arrested for leaking WASSCE questions

Lucky ran out of some of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), supervisors for the conduct of the West African Examinations Council (WASSCE) as they were arrested yesterday.

According to the WAEC’s Head of National Office, Mr Patrick Areghan, the culprits were arrested in various states of the country.

The supervisors were arrested for leaking questions to candidates before the commencement of examinations in their various schools of supervision.

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 knowledge and ability.

He said: “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.”

The visit, according to Areghan was to monitor the exams which commenced on Monday and to ensure that students and teachers complied with COVID-19 safety measures and guidelines.

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