Rules And Regulations For Dealing With Cases Of Irregularity -WAEC

A note to all JHS students preparing for their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) examination. These are the rules and regulations listed in the handbook of WAEC. You might probably know of these rules and regulations but it is a good practice to brush through them once in a while. Students and teachers are advised to observe these rules and regulations closely in other to evade the consequences of going against them.

THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR DEALING WITH CASES OF IRREGULARITY IN THE COUNCIL’S EXAMINATIONS

(1) BRINGING FOREIGN MATERIAL INTO EXAMINATION HALL

1.1 Where a candidate is found in the examination hall with notes, textbooks, prepared material or any other printed material, the candidate’s entire results in the examination shall be withheld pending cancellation of the results of the subject involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.Taking foreign material to exam hall

1.2 Where a candidate is found in the examination hall with a blank piece of paper or any other material not covered under 1(1) above, (except mobile phone or any other electronic communication device) the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending cancellation of the results of the subject involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.

1.3 Where a candidate is found with a programmable calculator in the examination hall, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending cancellation of the results of the subject involved.

1.4 Where a candidate is found with a mobile phone or any other electronic communication device in the examination hall, the entire results of the candidate shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council.



(2) IRREGULAR ACTIVITIES INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE EXAMINATION HALL

2.1 Where a candidate is apprehended for offence(s) such as those listed below, inside or outside the examination hall, the candidate’s entire results in the examination shall be withheld pending cancellation of his/her entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council.

(i) Stealing, converting or misappropriating the script(s) of other candidate(s);

(ii) Substitution of worked script during or after the examination;

(iii) Seeking or receiving help from non-candidate(s) such as invigilator(s), supervisor(s), teacher(s) or other personalities during the examination.

2.2 Where the person giving the help is not a candidate for the examination in session, but a prospective candidate, he/she shall be barred from taking any examination conducted by the Council for one year and will also be reported to the appropriate authority for disciplinary action to be taken against him/her. In addition to the above action, the candidate’s entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation by the appropriate Committee of Council.

2.3 Where a candidate is apprehended for offence(s) such as those listed below inside or outside the examination hall, the candidate’s entire results shall be withheld pending cancellation of the results of the subject involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.

(i) Tearing part of the question paper or answer booklet during the examination; (ii) Refusing to submit script to the supervisor after examination;

(iii)Starting to write an examination before commencement of work is officially announced OR continuing to write after official orders have been given for candidates to stop work;

(iv) Other irregular activities within immediate precincts of the examination hall before, during or after the examination.

(3) COLLUSION 

3.1 Where a candidate is caught during the examination passing notes for help from other candidate(s), receiving or giving assistance, talking with or colluding in any manner with another candidate(s) the entire results of the candidate(s) involved shall be withheld pending the cancellation of his/her result(s) for the subject involved by the appropriate Committee of Council.

Examination Malpractices

3.2 Where cases of cheating are detected in script(s) and/or otherwise established in one paper, the results of the subject for the candidate(s) involved shall be cancelled.

3.3 Where a candidate is proved to have cheated in more than one paper/subject, his/her results in those subjects shall be cancelled.

 

(4) IMPERSONATION 

4.0 Where a person is caught impersonating a candidate, he/she shall be handed over to the police for prosecution. The entire results of the person being impersonated and those of the impersonator, if he/she is also a candidate for any WAEC examination, shall be withheld pending cancellation by the appropriate Committee of Council. Both the impersonator and the impersonated shall be barred from taking any examination conducted by the Council for a period of not less than two years.

 

(5) LEAKAGE

  1. Where a case of leakage is established at a centre, the entire results of the candidates offering the subject(s) involved at the centre shall be withheld
  2. Candidates proved to have been involved in the leakage shall have their entire results cancelled by the appropriate Committee of Council.
  3. Where it is established that the school authorities condoned, connived at, and/or encouraged the leakage, the entire results of the candidates at the centre shall be withheld pending cancellation of the entire results by the appropriate Committee of Council. In addition, the school shall be de-recognized in accordance with Rule 6 below.

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