The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has de-listed a total of 113 schools for involving themselves in examination malpractices. The examination body also blacklisted 118 principals for aiding and abetting examination fraud.
Similarly, WAEC also banned 3,321 candidates from further participating in its examination in the next two years. This report, which was contained in the 2012 Exam Ethics Index released by WAEC, showed that 465 schools were given final warning for aiding and abetting exam malpractice.
According to the report, 13 schools were de-listed in Bayelsa State, 12 schools from Delta State, 8 from Ondo State, 7 from Kaduna, 6 schools from Plateau, 6 from Rivers State, 5 from Kogi, 5 from Lagos State and 5 from Nasarawa State. Four schools (4) were also de-listed in Sokoto and 4 from Anambra State. The report stated that 18 out of every 100 people that sat for the examination in 2012 took part in one form of malpractice or the other.
The report also indicted South-South zone as haven for exam malpractice while Sokoto, Ekiti and Imo States were ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.