Exam Malpractice: Cheat In WAEC Examination And Face Five Years Jail



Any West African Examination Council
(WAEC) candidate caught indulging in
examinations malpractices in any part
of the country risks a minimum of five
years imprisonment and N200, 000 fine nd N200, 000 fine.
This
is because the Federal Executive
Council has approved the memo
from the Ministry of Education
seeking to amend the WAEC Act 2004
in line with the 2003 convention in
Ghana.
Briefing State House correspondents
at the end of FEC meeting on
Wednesday, the Minister of
Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufa'I,
said the proposal for the amendment
would be forwarded to the National
Assembly towards domesticating the
convention in Nigeria.
The minister, who attended the
briefing alongside the Minister of
Information, Labaran Maku,
Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi
Chukwu and Minister of
Environment, Hadiza Mailafia, said
the new penalties also involved
barring offenders from taking the
examination in future.
She said: "With this amendment, any
person that may be caught in one of
those acts will now be fined in the
sum of N200, 000 or he may be
imprisoned for five years or both
depending on the establishment of
that offence."



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