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WAEC Announces Final Decision On Candidates With Seized, Withheld Results From 2023 Examination

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The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has revealed its final stand on the issue of candidates with seized or withheld results from the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School Candidates, 2023.

The decisions were taken at the 76th meeting of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) which was held from Tuesday, 3rd to Wednesday, 4th October 2023.

According to the exam body, the entire results of candidates proven to have been involved in examination malpractice, which attracts the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results (CER), will be cancelled.

Similarly, subject results of candidates proven to have been involved in examination malpractice, which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR), will also be cancelled.

During the meeting, it was also resolved that the results of candidates exonerated by the Committee would be released without further delay.

WAEC added that the directives would be implemented as soon as possible and affected candidates and schools would be notified.

The decisions were made public in a statement released via the official handle of WAEC on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter.

The full statement reads: “The 76th Meeting of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) was held from Tuesday, 3rd to Wednesday, 4th October 2023.

“At the meeting, the Committee received and considered reports on the conduct of WASSCE for School Candidates, 2023, as well as irregularity cases arising from the conduct of the examination.

“The Committee directed that the entire results of candidates proven to have been involved in examination malpractice, which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Entire Results (CER), be cancelled.

“Similarly, subject results of Candidates proven to have been involved in examination malpractice, which attract the penalty of Cancellation of Subject Results (CSR), be cancelled.

“The directives of the Committee will be implemented as soon as possible, and the Council will inform the affected candidates and Schools. Subsequently, the results of candidates exonerated by the Committee will be released without further delay.

“The Committee also implored the States’ Ministries of Education and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) to adhere strictly to the registration deadline for WASSCE for School Candidates’ examination diets.

“In conclusion, the Committee commended the Council for the thorough investigations conducted on the reported examination malpractice cases presented during the meeting.”

The Committee, which is the highest decision-making organ of WAEC on examination-related matters in Nigeria, meets twice a year to consider matters relating to the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School and Private Candidates.

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FG Clarifies Renaming of Murtala Muhammed Expressway

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Minister Of Information
– FG denies renaming Murtala Muhammed Expressway after Wole Soyinka
– New road inaugurated by President Tinubu named Arterial Road N20
– Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged

The Federal Government has dispelled rumors that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway in Abuja was renamed Wole Soyinka Way.

The government clarified that the renaming of the expressway was never considered by the current administration.

Instead, a new road was inaugurated by President Bola Tinubu on June 4, 2024, which was named Arterial Road N20.

This new road connects the Outer Northern Expressway to the Northern Parkway and was named after Prof. Wole Soyinka.

The confusion arose from a proposal by the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, during the inauguration, which was approved by President Tinubu. ”

The government emphasized that the Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, honoring the legacy of the former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Ramat Muhammed.

Therefore, the Arterial Road N20 is named after Prof Soyinka.

The Murtala Muhammed Expressway remains unchanged, the government stressed.

 

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Rivers State on Edge as Youths Storm LG Headquarters Amid Tenure Crisis

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– Tension rises in Rivers State as youths occupy LG headquarters
– LG chairmen refuse to vacate office despite expiration of tenure
– Police deploy security operatives to maintain peace

Tension mounted in Rivers State on Monday as youths occupied the Degema Local Government Area headquarters, demanding that the council chairmen vacate office.

The youths, who were seen singing war songs, barricaded the entrance and vowed to remain until Wednesday.

The crisis follows the expiration of the tenure of local government chairmen in the state, with the chairmen refusing to step down citing a new law passed by the state House of Assembly.

The law empowers them to extend their tenure by six months, a move opposed by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a similar development, youths stormed the Asari-Toru Local Government Area headquarters, occupying the building and vowing to resist any attempt by the council chairman to remain in office.

The situation was tense but peaceful, with security operatives deployed to maintain order.

Meanwhile, the outgoing chairman of Eleme LGA, Obarilomate Ollor, warned those eager to throw him out of office not to come close to the council, threatening to unleash terror on such invaders. “Some people are ganging up, they want to use force to enter into the local government, If you go there against the law, what you will see you will not believe it.”

The police have urged everyone to maintain peace in the state, with the spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, saying “Our men were on a show of strength this morning. We are still monitoring the situation.”

 

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