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WAEC clears air on leaked WASSCE papers, reveals role played by phones

The West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, has cleared the air on claims that the papers for the ongoing West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, got leaked.

Denying the claim, the examination council stated that none of its papers got leaked.

WAEC, however, revealed that the examination questions seen outside the hall while papers are ongoing are as a result of mobile phones smuggled into the examination halls and used to snap question papers.

This is contained in a statement issued by Demainus Ojijeogu, the Head of Public Affairs, WAEC.

“There has been no leakage of any paper, whatsoever. Some have even gone ahead to misquote the head of the National Office of WAEC Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Areghan, as confirming the same.

“This is far from the truth and we take very strong exception to it.

“The council’s monitoring/investigations have revealed that some unscrupulous and unpatriotic supervisors/invigilators, and in some cases, candidates, snap the question papers (while the examination is in progress) and forward to their outside collaborators who in turn, provide solutions to the questions which they send to their subscribers via criminally-inclined websites, SMS and WhatsApp, even as this is against our regulation of: use of cell phones in the examination hall is not allowed,” the statement read.

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