Cursory: Citing misconduct, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) withheld the results of candidates from several Nigerian states during the 2023 WASSCE
On Monday, August 21, Prince Adesegun Ogungbayi, the board chairman of MIMS Educational Services, reveals the corrupt practices amongst young Nigerians and their parents in seeking shortcut to excel in external examination.
WAEC head in Nigeria, Patrick Areghan, disclosed that out of a total of 1,613,733 candidates that sat for the 2023 WASSCE, the results of 262,803 candidates were withheld for alleged exam malpractices.
“The reasons for this are not far-fetched. Candidates are no longer ready to study, they lack self-confidence and preparations for examinations are poor. There is over-reliance on the so-called ‘Expo’, which is non-existent.
“Candidates got frustrated when they got to the examination hall and discovered that all they had celebrated was fake. This has pitiably led to some of them failing the examination.”
Vanguard report stated that WASSCE candidates whose results were “held” have a pending case due to suspected involvement in examination malpractice.
Prince Ogungbayi told Legit.ng:
“Go and check SS2 first term examinations if it contains all SS1 topics till SS2 first term topics till the last exams before mock, the answer is ‘no’.
“Therefore, it is the government and private school owners that are derailing our future leaders from preparing for the challenges of our nation. And that is why majority of the parents too are convinced that the solution to their children’s greatness due to the voluminous scheme that were not organized for easy assimilation is malpractice.“You all know that the parents that are paying for malpractices are the same government officials, proprietors, principals, and teachers.”
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