Minister of Education- Cheat During WAEC Exams And Spend 5 Years Chilling In Jail+ or – N200,000

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In a bid to curb the widespread vice of exam
malpractice amongst Nigerian students, the
Minster of Education Prof.
Ruqayyatu Rufa’I has proposed a jail term
of 5 years and a fine of N200,000 for any
students caught cheating during external
This is because the Federal Executive Council
has approved the memo from the Ministry of
Education seeking to amend the WAEC (West African Examination Council) Act
2004 in line with the 2003 convention in
Briefing State House correspondents at the end
of FEC meeting on Wednesday, the Minister of
Education, said the
proposal for the amendment would be
forwarded to the National Assembly towards
domesticating the convention in Nigeria.
The minister, who attended the briefing
alongside the Minister of Information, Labaran
Maku, Minister of Health, Prof Onyebuchi
Chukwu and Minister of Environment, Hadiza
Mailafia, said the new penalties also involved
barring offenders from taking the examination
in future.
She said: “With this amendment, any person
that may be caught in one of those acts will
now be fined in the sum of N200, 000 or he
may be imprisoned for five years or both
depending on the establishment of that


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