School Sues WAEC Over Seizure of Students’ May/June Results

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The Christ National Model College, Ido, Ibadan has sued the West African Examination Council (WAEC) over the seizure of the May/June 2015 results of the school.

At the hearing of the suit on Tuesday, Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, adjourned the case till April 6, in order to allow the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to appear in court over the seizure of the Senior School Certificate Examination.

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Counsel to the plaintiff Elizabeth Shittu had approached the court to order the examination body to release the 2015 May/June SSCE results of 100 of its students.

According to Shittu, one of the allegations leveled against the secondary school by WAEC was that the 100 students who sat for the examination cheated.

She said WAEC also alleged that the school carried out substitution of some examination papers like Animal Husbandry and English Language while the school failed to explain how the substitution was done.

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She further argued that such ‘substitution’ should not have led to the cancellation of all the papers of the entire students of the school.

WAEC, however, had yet to appear in court to respond to the plaintiff’s submission.

Meanwhile, WAEC  2017 May/June examination has started. The exams began on Thursday 20 of February 2017 and end on the Monday 15th May 2017.

The council had recently announced it would start conducting its examination for private candidates, popularly called GCE, twice in a year with effect from 2017.

According to WAEC Registrar, Iyi Uwadiae,  the idea to make the exam twice a year is to ensure that many private candidates, who desire the certificate for various purposes, will have the opportunity of writing the examination and acquiring the certificate.

He explained further that administering the WAEC for private candidates twice a year was part of the projections of the council in 2017 and part of its mandate to render qualitative service to all member nations, the council is looking forward to a more rewarding 2017.

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He stated, however, that this will not in any way interfere with that of the school candidates, popularly called May/June.

“We have concluded arrangements to commence writing of our WASSCE for private candidates twice a year from 2017.

“This will take place in January /February and August/September every year in all the member countries.

“This development, however, does not affect that of the school candidates, popularly called May/June. That one remains once a year for all school candidates.”

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