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The West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) has revealed that 13 cases of examination malpractice are currently being handled by the Police and the courts.

The offenders include teachers, candidates and examination supervisors.

According to the Council, no cases of malpractice have been recorded in the ongoing WASSCE for school candidates.

13 cases on exam malpractice are being handled by Police, courts - WAEC
Reverend Victor Brew is WAEC’s Legal Head.

Speaking to JoyNews, WAEC’s Legal Head, Rev. Victor Brew said the Council is liaising with the Police to prosecute the 13 cases in Court.

“Out of that, we’ve had three completed cases where we secured two convictions and one of them, there was no conviction,” he narrated.

JoyNews’ Samuel Mbura who was at the Council’s press conference on Monday reported that WAEC is collaborating with the National Intelligence Bureau to monitor the printing of question papers.

This, he explained, forms part of measures WAEC is adopting to curb examination malpractice.

“They [WAEC] will also be working closely with a number of security agencies to track and arrest dealers and operators of rogue websites. Inspection of all depot nationwide has been carried out. They are also serializing some of the question papers. And they are also creating additional depots for the storage of confidential materials,” Mr. Mbura highlighted on Joy FM’s Midday News.

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