West African Examination Council (WAEC) has dismissed reports that the papers of its ongoing May/June West African Senior School Examination Examination have leaked.
The council’s spokesman, Damianus Ojijeogu, in a statement, said the examination body is yet to establish the case of the leakage of the examination papers.
WAEC, however, admitted that some fraudulent school principals, supervisors, invigilators and candidates smuggled mobile phones and other electronic devices into examination hall and sent live question papers to some websites.
While the examination is ongoing, such websites then treated the questions and sent answers to subscribers on the rouge websites.
According to the statement, an effective solution to the rogue websites can be jamming of mobile networks within a specific radius in and around the examination hall; but it added that this is beyond the power of the council.
“Some of the measures includes thorough searching of the candidates before entering the examination hall; banning of supervisors and invigilators from taking their mobile phones and other electronic device into the examination hall; briefing of school principals on their vicarious liability should any of their candidates be caught with mobile phones or other electronic devices in the examination hall,” the statement said.