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WAEC withdraws 1992, 1993 candidates’ certificates

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No NIN, no exam –JAMB

THE West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released a list of candidates whose certificates it had impounded over the candidates’ involvement in malpractice during examinations held in December 1992 and 1993.

  Also alleging impersonation against the culprits, WAEC released their examination years and certificate numbers but did not publish their names.

  Fielding questions from newsmen yesterday, WAEC spokesperson, Demianus Ojijeogu said certificates of the affected candidates were impounded at Zonal and Branch offices of WAEC at the point of issuance.

  According to him, confessional statements made by candidates that they were impersonated in the various examinations indicted them.

  “The certificates were returned by the WAEC offices concerned to our Post Examinations Department (PED) for presentation to the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) for cancellation. NEC met on November 5-7, 2019, and cancelled the results,” Ojijeogu said.

  But Joint Admissions Matriculations Board (JAMB) published names of the candidates who were indicted by WAEC.

  Their names were published in latest JAMB’s weekly bulletin currently in circulation nationwide.

  Meanwhile, JAMB has said that it was leaving no stone unturned to protect the integrity of its examinations and penalise cheating.

Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is’haq Oloyede, said it was partnering National Identity Management Commission to enforce candidates’ registration for national identity number in order to avoid impersonation during the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

  “In view of the cases listed JAMB’s partnership with NIMC is imperative. In order to have a seamless registration for the 2020 UTME, we have put machinery in place to test run the new registration regime under the joint platform of JAMB and NIMC using the NIN during the 2020 registration exercise. JAMB will, therefore use the National Identity Number (NIN) generated after successful registration with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC),” Oloyede said.

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