WAEC Issues Stern Warnings To Candidates In On-going WASSCE Against Fraudsters

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has cautioned candidates in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination against fake question papers spread across various media platforms.

The council added that those luring students with fake questions and answers in exchange for money are jobless impersonators, fraudsters and idle hands.

The warning, according to PUNCH, was given by the council’s head of public affairs, Demianus Ojijeogu, on Thursday, September 13; during an interactive session with journalists.

Ojijeogu said the attention of the council had been drawn to the recent activities of these fraudsters, adding that the past questions were being posted through some social media platforms by the fraudsters claiming that “they are the papers to be written by candidates.”

”The attention of WAEC has been drawn to the activities of fraudsters that are capable of jeopardising the performance of gullible candidates in the ongoing WASSCE for Private Candidates, 2018-Second Series in Nigeria.

The council has observed with dismay that past questions are being posted via WhatsApp and criminal websites by fraudulent individuals, which they claim are that of yet to be written papers.

For instance, the question paper for Principles of Cost Accounting that was written in Sierra Leone and Gambia on Thursday (today) are being circulated by these criminally-minded elements.

The paper is circulated for candidates in Nigeria as Financial Accounting, slated for tomorrow (Friday).”

He, however, advised those sitting for the council’s examination to concentrate on their studies rather than patronising internet fraudsters.

”The success of our candidates is our major concern and the council wishes to advise all candidates not to fall prey to these fraudsters but rather concentrate on their studies.”

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