The West African Examination Council (WAEC), Patrick Areghan, has arrested about 10 supervisors across the country for alleged involvement in examination malpractices in the ongoing Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
The Head of Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Patrick Areghan, disclosed this during supervision of the examination in four centers in Abuja.
Mr. Areghan said the arrests were made in Lagos, Kano, Bayelsa, and Kaduna States.
“Our major problem lies with the supervisors as only a few of them are reliable and it’s unfortunate these are the supervisors that were nominated by the various states’ ministries of education and we employed them”, he said.
According to him, for a mere pot of porridge, they sell their conscience and allow candidates to come into the examination hall with phones to snap question papers and post them on designated platforms.
He added that some of the supervisors belonged to syndicate groups running the platforms.
“The most troubling one is the activities of roadside website operators whereby they post their so-called expo on digital platforms and use it to deceive gullible candidates and parents who pay for their wards to access these platforms.
“They are fake and even if they are not, when will they have time to access those materials as the examination is already going on?” He asked.
He however expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the ongoing examination in Abuja, even as he advised candidates to desist from the use of “expo”.