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A professor at the University of Lagos, Ngozi Osarenren, says examination malpractice will end if schools and examination bodies create commensurate remuneration packages for their staff members and encourage strict invigilation.

Osarenren, who teaches at the Department of Educational Foundations of UNILAG, stated this in Abuja on Monday as a guest speaker at the 27th Annual WAEC Endowment Fund Lecture.

 In her presentation titled ‘Assessing the Assessor: Looking Back and Looking Forward’, she listed five participants involved in assessment process as subject teachers, invigilators, supervisors, examiners and students.

“It’s important to mention that there have been cases of invigilators who were attacked and/or intimidated for fighting malpractice and protecting the sanctity of WAEC’s examinations. 

“The insistence of such invigilators on carrying out their duties without fear or favour should be encouraged,” she said. 

 She also called for engagement of the services of professional counselors in schools and non-school settings, saying “There’s a great need to provide psychological and social support for both students and staff.”

WAEC Head of the Nigeria National Office, Patrick Areghan, said starting from May 16, the examiners were going to be well paid.

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