The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has vowed to do everything possible to stop special centers also known as ‘Miracle Centers’ for its examinations in the country.

Mrs Eucharia Onodu, Deputy Registrar/Zonal Coordinator, WAEC in Enugu State made the vow in Enugu on Thursday at a stakeholders round table on how to end examination malpractice during West African School Certificate Examination and the National Examination Council (NECO).

Mrs. Onodu said the council had put in a lot of measures to curb the menace in their examinations.

The zonal coordinator reiterated that the council would sanction any school suspected of foul play and would stop excess registration and migration of candidates.

She added that when examination was on, WAEC officers would monitor and inspect centres and encouraged their supervisors to report cheating.

On his part, The Principal Investigator, BMMEC, Prof. Uzoma Okoye, said the discussions were aimed to end examination malpractice during WASCE and NECO examinations.

Prof Okoye said the group was partnering with the Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) to galvanise critical stakeholders at proffering solution to corruption in educational system.

Uzoma, from the department of Social Work, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) said research had shown that all over the world certificates acquired from Nigeria were being discriminated against due to condition it was acquired.

She noted that they limited their findings to private schools as they were at the fore front of the miracle centres.

The don added that their findings indicated ‘hot spot’ zones for the miracle centres which are Kogi and Edo states due to the size and areas the exams were conducted.

Meanwhile, the State Director, National Orientation Agency (NOA), Kogi State, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi said the report of the state being the hot spot zone for examination malpractice challenged him to engage on more campaign against it.

Mr. Abdullahi noted that many graduates embarked on it because there was no reasonable work for them upon graduation.

He said the agency had engaged various groups on value reorientation and urged youths to embrace Social Investment Programme of the federal government to reduce poverty.

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