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Malpractice: WAEC withdraws 28 year old certificate, others



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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cancelled 151 certificates obtained by candidates in both private and public examinations conducted by the examinations body.

WAEC made the disclosure during the 62nd meeting of its National Examinations Committee (NEC) which held in Lagos on Tuesday.

The affected candidates were said to have engaged in various degrees of examination malpractice.

The body equally withdrew 29 other certificates belonging to both public and private candidates who, in search of restitution and peace, willingly returned their illegally obtained results.

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The cancelled certificates include two issued in 1989 and 1990 respectively, 13 each in 1990 and 2000, 12 certificates in 2003, 10 in 2006, eight in 1988, seven each in 2004, 2007 and 2010, five each in 1993, 1995, 2009, 2012 and 2013. Others are four in 1994 and 2008, three each in 1996 and 2011, two each in 1997 and 2005 as well as one each in 1989, 1990 and 1992.

The highest number of the cancelled certificates were issued in 2001 and 2002 with the two years accounting for 14 certificates each.

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