WAEC warns SSCE candidates against patronising fraudsters
West African Examination Council (WAEC) has advised Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) candidates against patronising rogue website operators and economic saboteurs.
Acting Head, Public Affairs Department, Moyosola Adeyegbe, said the council was aware of the unwholesome activities perpetrated by individuals, mostly by rogue website operators during the ongoing WASSCE test.
She said these people “are hell-bent on sabotaging efforts put in place to ensure the successful conduct of the exams, using social media platforms to perpetrate their nefarious acts.”
Adeyegbe noted that these fraudsters see WASSCE and other examinations as a business venture and an opportunity to make money, thereby deceiving innocent and gullible candidates and their parents.
Her words: “They lure candidates and their parents by proposing shortcuts to examination success. They lie to them that WAEC questions can be accessed earlier than the due date.”
She said her organisation was working hard to put stronger security measures in place to protect the integrity of its examinations.
The WAEC official vowed that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.
The exams body also appealed to relevant ministries to warn invigilators, supervisors, administrators and school owners about harassing students for payment and threatening sanctions for any defaulting school.