REGISTRAR to Council, of the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, has lamented the rate at which students, parents and merrcenaries connive before and during examination to cheat. Uwadiae who described it as alarming, warned that if stakeholders do not urgently arrest the trend, it would erode the future of our students. The Registrar who spoke in Lagos during a media parley with editors to laud the virtues and achievements of the President of Nigerian Guild of Editors, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, said: “There is no short cut to success, if you prepare, you will pass your examination.” He noted that in the last four years, no Nigerian student has made first position in African examinations. “In the last four years, when we did the global excellence awards and put all the results of students together, Ghana, which is not up to a state in Nigeria, has been taking the first, second and third positions except last year when Nigeria came second, while Ghana still emerged first and third. “We feel pained and disturbed. If we just say ours is to give out the questions, conduct the exams and mark the scripts, people will ask after some years what we did to arrest the downward trend. We want all hands to be on deck to let them know that there is no short cut to success. If you prepare, you will make it. If you read, you will pass,” he said. Uwadiae, however, pointed out that some people who call themselves mercenaries are misleading the students. According to him, “these people would promise to give students questions for each examination, but unknown to the innocent candidates, they are fake question papers. These people do them more harm than good.” Fake WAEC question papers He said that there are some faceless individuals, especially since the introduction of social media, who make money from students through the sale of fake WAEC question and answer papers.
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