Twelve suspects have been arrested for their involvement in various examination malpractices in the just concluded West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in some states across the country.
According to a statement by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, in Abuja, Friday, the arrest of the suspects by officers of the Nigeria Police Force was consequent upon the renewed partnership between the Exam body and the Police aimed at ensuring and promoting the integrity of examination processes in the country.
Investigations by Police operatives, the statement said, revealed that the suspects used their privileged positions as invigilators, supervisors and school functionaries during the 2020 WASSCE to conspire, perpetrate and encourage varying degrees of examination malpractices, including online transmission of examination questions and answers on various social media platforms.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has, therefore, assured the examination body of continuous support to discourage examination malpractices and bring perpetrators to book.
He also called on parents, guardians, students and all other stakeholders in the examination processes to cooperate with the police and the exam body towards bringing an end to examination malpractice in the country.