BILL TO AMEND WAEC ACT PASSES 2ND READING IN HO– USE OF REPS

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A bill seeking to amend the West African Examination Council, WAEC, Act of 2004 on has passed its second reading in the House of Representatives.

The proposed legislation seeks to give effect to the revised convention of WAEC.The bill seeks to domesticate the revised convention of WAEC to provide more offences as they relate to examination malpractices.

It seeks to increase the penalty for such malpractices as a deterrent as well as provide a stiffer penalty of N200,000 fines instead of N2,000.

The bill also seeks to make provision for disqualification and prohibition of a candidate, notwithstanding criminal prosecution of such cheaters.

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