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Saturday, September 3, 2011

WAEC to re-mark Candidates papers, We are sorry - WAEC begs Students

 THE Federal Government has summoned to Abuja, the Head of West African Examination Council (WAEC) National Office, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, over the release of two different results for the Senior School Certificate Examination of May/June on its website.
Minister of State for Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike, who invited the WAEC boss to Abuja to explain the circumstances leading to the release of conflicting results, was unhappy that the development threw candidates who sat for the SSCE into a state of confusion last weekend.
Dr. Uwadiae, who accepted responsibility for the mix up, however told the Minister that a panel has
been set up to investigate the issue, describing the mistake as “human error.”
It is recalled that WAEC had released the first result on August 10, where it said only 472,906 candidates representing 31 per cent obtained five credits including Mathematics and English.
However, Dr. Iyi Uwadiae, said another result that was not “quality checked by the Quality Control Department” was released on its website on August 26.
He denied claims that the system was hacked, just as he explained that it was not a deliberate act by WAEC.
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