The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has disclosed that 56 rogue site operators and about 15 others comprising of students, school proprietor and teachers have been apprehended over their involvement in examination Malpractice in the ongoing 2023 May/June Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
Patrick Areghan, Head of National Office, Nigeria (HNO) at WAEC, stated this while on inspection to schools in Abuja on Thursday.
He said arrests were made in Borno, Oyo, Ogun and Abia.
He added that a total of 1,621,895 candidates registered for the examination but there was the possibility of all not sitting for the examination.
The WAEC boss maintained that the major people giving the council problem were supervisors deeply involved in examination malpractice, disclosing that such persons make huge amount of money from students and parents.
He said the inspection was important because students sat for an important subject, Mathematics, on Thursday.
He said, “We are not interested in failing students but interested in seeing them pass but the only thing is we cannot help them to pass, we only encourage them by telling them what to and not to do. We are talking to them to make sure they don’t get involved in examination malpractice.