Representatives to investigate incessant cancellation of exams by WAEC

The Chamber of Deputies has decided to investigate the incessant cancellation of exams by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Lawmakers directed their Education and Primary Services committees to investigate the cancellations along with the questionnaire leaks. The decision to investigate WAEC followed a motion tabled by Ben Kalu (APC, Abia) on Wednesday during plenary. In his motion, Mr. Kalu lamented the incessant cancellations by the council and called for more vigor in the management of the exam. He said: “WAEC has, on several occasions in the past, canceled the exams for similar reasons, including the cancellation of Literature in English Papers taken by private candidates in 2021.” He gave instances of cancellation of results due to leaks, blaming the ineptitude of the council for the situation. “On September 15, 2021, in a notice issued by its Public Affairs Department, WAEC canceled the Physics 2 and 1 and Business Administration 2 and 1 exams, which were originally scheduled for Wednesday September 15, 2021, citing the leaking of some exams on social networks as a reason for the cancellation,” he said. Mr. Kalu, who is also the Speaker of the House, revealed that it cost WAEC N1.5 billion to conduct the SSCE exam. Furthermore, he lamented the shortfall of N7 billion that the council is currently in. Consequently, the Chamber ordered WAEC to establish more rigorous standards for the administration, monitoring, supervision and evaluation of O’ Level examinations in Nigeria. The committee in charge of the investigation was mandated to report to the House within four weeks. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Representatives to investigate incessant cancellation of exams by WAEC