BY DAYO ADESULU
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has explained reasons it withdrew the certificates of some 1992 and 1993 candidates.
Mr Demian Ojijeogu, Head of Public Affairs, WAEC told The Cheer on Wednesday that the affected candidates’ certificates were withdrawn because they made confessional statements of examination malpractice
Ojijeogu said: ”The certificates of the affected candidates were impounded at the Zonal/Branch offices of WAEC at the point of issuance because they made confessional statements to the effect that they were impersonated in the various examinations indicated against them.
”The certificates were returned by the WAEC offices concerned to our Post Examinations Department (PED) for presentation to the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) for cancellation.
”NEC is the highest decision making organ of WAEC on examination-related matters. NEC met on November 5-7, 2019 and cancelled the results.
”The general public was then informed through a paid advert that was published in three national dailies (The Punch; Vanguard and Nigerian Tribune of Friday, November 29, 2019) that the Council have cancelled the results of each of the candidates listed and their certificates have been withdrawn.
”This is not the first time WAEC will be making such a publication as it is usually done twice every year.
”We also inform the National Universities Commission (NUC); National Board for Technical Education (NBTE); National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and it is also published in the Council’s corporate website.”
WAEC identified the candidates as, Ukaumunna C. December 1992 examination with the certificate number, NGSP 0233613, Chinna H. December 1993 with the certificate number, NGSP 0572427,
Koffi E. December 1993, with number NGSP 0455669, Oham J. December 1994, with the certificate number, NGSP 0177271 and Mbara G. December 2001, with the certificate WNR 2248072.
Others are. Ifo S. December 2001, with the certificate number NGWASSCP 1307367,
Ugwu P. December 2005 with the certificate number, NGWASSCP 4534182,
Anene J. December 2008, with the certificate number, NGWASSCP 5505913.
Ogbenna C. December 2011, with the certificate number, NGWASSCP 06927486 and
Nwangwu I. December 2014, with certificate number, NGWASSCP 8392056.