The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withdrawn the certificates of some candidates believed to have engaged in malpractices during its examinations held as far back as 1992 and 1993.
The council published the list of affected candidates on Monday in the weekly bulletin of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), revealing that the affected persons were found to have been impersonated.
Among those affected are, “Ukaumunna C. December 1992 examination with the certificate number, NGSP 0233613; Chinna H. December 1993 with the certificate number, NGSP 0572427; Koffi E. December 1993, with number NGSP 0455669; and Oham J. December 1994, with the certificate number, NGSP 0177271.”
Also affected are, “Mbara G. December 2001, with certificate WNR 2248072; Ifo S. December 2001, with number NGWASSCP 1307367; Ugwu P. December 2005 with certificate number, NGWASSCP 4534182; Anene J. December 2008, with number, NGWASSCP 5505913; Ogbenna C. December 2011, with certificate number, NGWASSCP 06927486; and Nwangwu I. December 2014, with certificate number, NGWASSCP 8392056.”
In the publication, JAMB noted that it would be partnering with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to prevent such a situation from playing out in its 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board also stated that the development was what prompted its enforcement of the national identity number (NIN) on candidates in a trial registration which commenced on Friday, November 29, and ended on Tuesday, December 3.
“In view of the cases listed, JAMB’s partnership with NIMC is imperative. In order to have a seamless registration for the 2020 UTME, we have put machinery in place to test run the new registration regime under the joint platform of JAMB and NIMC using the NIN,” the board said.
“The Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, sequel to this, therefore, directed members of staff in offices nationwide to participate in the trial registration. No fewer than 1,800 members of staff would be involved in the trial registration designed to assess the workability of the new registration regime.”
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