The Registrar, West African Examinations Council, Dr Iyi Uwadiae says it has been quite challenging tackling the issue of examination malpractices in the Conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations in all WAEC member countries.
Dr. Uwadiae said this while addressing Nigerian Journalists in Lagos, via teleconferencing from WAEC headquarters in Accra Ghana.
Giving his stewardship in the last seven years as WAEC Registrar, the WAEC boss said that his Council had to deploy so much resources to tackling examination malpractices in the course of conducting its examinations.
The WAEC Registrar who would be bowing out of office at the end of this month expressed concern at the rate at which perpetrators of examination malpractices in WAEC member countries were always out to beat the Council’s strategies at combating the menace at all cost.
Dr. Uwadiae said that despite the challenges, WAEC had always gone ahead of examination fraudsters to frustrate their dubious activities by deploying different technologies aimed at combating their actives.
The outgoing WAEC Registrar however, warned those still bent on perpetrating examination malpractices and engaging in the forgery of WAEC certificate to desist from such criminal acts so as not to be caught in the web of the law.
While reacting to questions on what had become of those arrested for examination malpractices in the past, Dr. Uwadiae said that he belived that they must have been brought to book according to appropriate laws since the duty of WAEC was to hand such offenders to the police.
Dr. Uwadia thanked governments of every member country of WAEC, that is, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierria-Leone, Gambia and Liberia for their support towards sustaining WAEC activities in their dormains.
Dr. Uwadia however, appealed to governments of member countries to continue to meet up with their financial obligations towards WAEC so that the council could improve on the welfare package for its examiners.