The Bauchi state government said on Friday it had discovered huge irregularities in the list of candidates preparing for the West African Graduate Certificate Exam (WASSCE) of this year.
This was contained in a statement signed by State Education Commissioner Dr Aliyu Tilde and made available to journalists in Bauchi on Friday.
According to Tilde, a whistleblower has drawn the ministry’s attention to irregularities in the list of sponsored candidates for the exam organized by the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC).
“Some of the irregularities include replacing the names of students who passed the mock exam with the names of ineligible students who failed,” the commissioner informed, alleging that there is a filling of the list published by WAEC.
The list, according to the commissioner, contained the names of candidates who are not bona fide students of the schools they claimed.
“This padding will not be tolerated,” Tilde said.
Two groups of students, according to Tilde, will be allowed to sit for WASSCE in the state.
These, said the commissioner, are “those who passed the mock test and their names appeared in the list sent to the school by the ministry and bona fide students from a school who failed the mock test. but who paid for the WAEC registration through their school “.
Tilde, however, asked school principals to compile the list of students affected by the irregularities, especially those who passed the mock exams conducted for SS3 students by the government, but their names did not appear on the list. WAEC.
The commissioner said the ministry will conduct a full audit of SSCE applicants at each school, warning that “anyone found guilty of an offense will themselves be blamed.”