The West African Examinations Council has barred two secondary faculties in Imo State from registering as an examination centre or presenting their pupils as candidates in any of its examinations for a interval of 5 years.
That is simply as 28 different faculties throughout the nation have been derecognised for 2 years for participating in examination malpractices.
The Head, Public Affairs of the council, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, stated this on Thursday in a phone interview with our correspondent.
Ojijeogu, who declined to call the affected faculties, added {that a} supervisor was assaulted in one of many Imo faculties, noting that WAEC officers have been “locked out for greater than 30 minutes within the second faculty clearly to perpetrate examination malpractice.’’
Explaining the distinction between derecognising a faculty and withdrawing the popularity given to a faculty, Ojijeogu stated the one which had been derecognised by the council may nonetheless be used as an examination centre however with out the participation of its lecturers as invigilators, whereas a faculty whose recognition had been withdrawn may not be used as a centre nor have its lecturers take part as invigilators for a interval of 5 years.
He stated, “We don’t normally title the faculties as a result of we confer with them by their centre numbers. For the derecognised faculties, examination can nonetheless maintain within the faculty however we won’t use their lecturers as invigilator.  There are 28 of these faculties throughout the nation they usually can nonetheless reapply after two years, telling us what they’ve put in place to stop a recurrence of examination malpractice.”

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