Madina SHS was the school involved in cheating syndicate not Action STS – WAEC clarifies

The West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has apologised to Action Secondary Technical School (ASTS) in Madina for wrongly citing it for examination malpractice during its Friday, 16 September 2022 media update.

The examination body in a statement indicated that the school that should have been named in the alleged case of syndicate cheating is Madina Senior High School.

It explained that the mistake was because “the suspect school wrote their examination at Action Secondary Technical School (ASTS).”

WAEC expressed “deep regrets“ for any embarrassment caused as a result of the error.

WAEC cautioned “all stakeholders, especially candidates, to be on the alert and not fall prey to the activities of scammers who promise to upgrade results for a fee.”

It reminded candidates that “all WAEC results are secured and can be authenticated using the results verification system or by downloading the WAECQR Code” while urging institutions “to always verify results presented to them to expose incidents of forgery.”

Meanwhile, the subject results of 3,845 candidates who sat the examination have been cancelled for sending foreign material into the examination hall.

The entire results of some 518 candidates have also been cancelled for sending mobile phones into the examination hall.

The entire results of some 117 candidates have also been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into alleged cases of impersonation detected during the examination.

The scripts of some other candidates from 179 schools in certain subjects are being scrutinised for reported cases of collusion.