The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has standardised the questions for the annual national quiz competition of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Olu Adenipekun, head of WAEC office Nigeria, disclosed this in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, at the zonal final of the quiz competition for south-western states comprising Ekiti, Lagos, Ondo, Ogun, Osun and Oyo.
Adenipekun, represented by Ayo Oyejide, deputy registrar, test development division, WAEC, explained that specialists worked on five subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English for the ongoing nationwide competition.
He said WAEC had boosted the credibility of the exercise, adding that no participant had access to the questions prior to each of the zonal competition.
He added that respective external subject specialists developed the questions.
He further said the integrity of the question was enhanced by another set of specialists who moderated them.
Adenipekun said WAEC internal subject area specialists were the third layer of specialists who edited and compiled the questions.
At the end of the south-west zonal final, two states Ogun and Ondo tied to emerge first, with Lagos technically coming third.
The three states would compete with their counterparts from other five zones in Abuja in October.
The zonal level competition had been concluded in south-south, south-east and south-west zones, with the rest to be executed next week, starting with north-east.
The 15th NNPC national quiz competition would culminate in a grand finale slated for October in Abuja.
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