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WAEC To Deploy Biometrics To Curb Exam Malpractices

WAEC has said it will be using biometrics as well as Item Differential Profile to Curb Exam Malpractices in forthcoming exam. #connectleynews

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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has said it will be using biometrics as well as Item Differential Profile (IDP) to tackle problem of examination malpractices in the forth coming 2021 WASSCE exams scheduled to commence next month.

The head of WAEC Public Affairs Unit, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, said the examination body has put some measures in place to combat exam malpractices in the upcoming exams that would be conducted in over 20,000 schools across the country.

Ojijeogu pointed out that if WAEC is to conduct an examination devoid of malpractices there must be collaborative efforts of all stakeholders.

  WAEC releases 2021 SSCE Results

According to him, the biometrics collected at the point of registration for the exam will be used to confirm the identity of students before entering the examination halls to ensure that mercenaries do not invade the examination halls to help students write their examination.

“WAEC doesn’t have the staff to cover all schools nationwide, so it relies on supervisors who are not WAEC staff but teachers nominated by the ministry of education in the states and sent to WAEC to be used as a supervisor. We rely on them to confirm the identity of registered students, make sure students going into the examination don’t carry materials or phones and also to refuse any form of assistance from the teachers to the students.

“Some schools have already perfected plans and means on how to help the students cheat during the exams, students in turn also have different ways of bringing illegal materials into the exam halls and some supervisors will connive with teachers and schools since they have the keys to access the examination questions they could then decide to meet at a rendezvous point and these are all aiding malpractice in the exams.

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FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS

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FG begs ASUU to accept IPPIS

The federal government has begged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel information system (IPPIS) with the promise of improving the payment platform to fit the needs of the lecturers.

The Accountant General of the Federation, Sylvia Okolieaboh, made the plea on Thursday during the meeting between the union and the federal government at the House of Representatives.

Recall that the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila had last week called for an extended meeting of all stakeholders in the education sector to resolve the over seven months strike.

The Accountant General said the government will accommodate the union on the issue of salaries in a bid to end the strike.

  WAEC releases 2021 SSCE Results

He insisted that the government is concerned over the ripple effect of allowing ASUU to have a separate payment platform from others.

“If there are peculiarities in the university salaries system, what we need to do is to sit down with ASUU and identify them and address them in IPPIS. We are willing to accept.”

This is the third meeting brokered by the House of Representatives, like many others, the meeting did not yield any agreement.

Others at the meeting included the head of service, Folashade Esan, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, the President of ASUU, Emmanuel Osodeke.

  Kaduna varsity suspends undergraduate academic activities indefinitely

In his closing remarks, Mr Gbajabiamila said will compile all recommendations and submit them to President Muhammadu Buhari as a single report.

He stated that “We are appealing to you, the Judiciary has spoken, the Executive has spoken, the Legislature is about to speak together with the Executive; everybody cannot be wrong and only one person is right. For me I’m happy with the solution on UTAS, no victor, no vanquished, everybody is being carried along.

“For the sake of emphasis, the House is pleading with you, let’s put all interest aside and look at the interest of our children.”

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TRCN reveals number of teachers that have been killed since North East insurgency

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The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has announced that due to the poor state of basic education in the North East, approximately 1,500 schools have been forced to close.

Professor Olusegun Ajiboye, TRCN’s Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, made these revelation while delivering a speech in Ibadan, Oyo State.

He stated that terrorism-related insecurity forced the schools to close.
He spoke during the NUT National Delegates Conference in Ibadan.

Ajiboye also disclosed that over 910 schools have either been damaged or destroyed while about 2, 295 teachers have been killed in the insurgency between 2009 and 2022.

  WAEC releases 2021 SSCE Results

Ajiboye asked the Federal Government to review its security architecture, insisting there is a need to address the security situation in the region.

He said, “Over 1,500 schools have been forced to close in North eastern Nigeria due to terrorism and insurgency.

“Over 910 schools have either been damaged or destroyed while 2, 295 teachers have been killed in the northeast between 2009 and 2022.

  Kaduna varsity suspends undergraduate academic activities indefinitely

“Federal Government should review its security architecture to address the “deteriorating security situation because of its effect on education

“Government should implement fully the safe schools’ declaration guidelines endorsed by Nigeria in 2015 and ratified by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

“The presence of armed forces in and near schools can make it a target of retaliatory attacks increasing the risk to children and teachers as well as the likelihood that education will be disrupted”.

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NECO releases 2022 SSCE results

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NECO releases 2022 SSCE results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has released the 2022 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination results.

NECO Registrar, Prof. Dantani Wushishi, who announced the results on Thursday in Minna, Niger State, said the council blacklisted 29 supervisors for their alleged involvement in various malpractice offences.

Wushishi also said four schools were recommended for de-recognition for two years over consistent malpractices.

Meanwhile, Wushishi revealed that the council recorded a decline in malpractice in the 2022 internal senior school certificate examinations as against other years.

  WAEC releases 2021 SSCE Results

According to him, the decline in malpractice during the examination was appreciable.

“In the area of malpractices, 13, 595 were caught as against 20, 003 in year 2021, which showed appreciable decline in number of malpractices cases.”

“Twenty nine supervisors were blacklisted for various offended ranging from poor supervision, insult, aiding and abetting during the examinations”.

The NECO registrar gave the number of candidates that registered for the Examinations as 1, 209, 703 while 1, 198, 412 sat for the examination.

  Kaduna varsity suspends undergraduate academic activities indefinitely

Wushishi further stated that the number of candidates who got five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics is 727, 864 representing 60.74 per cent.

He also added that the number of candidates with special needs is 1, 031 adding that 98 with albinism, 177 with autism, 574 with hearing impairments and 107 are visually impaired.

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