WAEC Deadline to Challenge NEC in Court on Exam Malpractice
West African Examination Council (WAEC) Announces Deadline for Candidates to Challenge in Court the Decision of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) on Examination Malpractice Cases.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), wishes to inform candidates, stakeholders and the general public that there is now a time limit for them to challenge the decisions of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) on examination malpractice cases.


WAEC Time Limit for Candidates to Challenge in Court the Decisions of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) on Examination Malpractice

This is because NEC, which is the Council's highest decision making organ on examination-related matters rose from its 71st meeting held from Tuesday, 27th to Wednesday, 28th April, 2021 with the following decisions:

1. All exhibits should be disposed of one (1) year after the release of results;
2. The decision to dispose of exhibits one year after the release of results should be publicized using the Council's website, social media, paid advertisements, schools and direct contact with candidates;
3. Appeals against NEC decisions should be received from affected schools/candidates within one (1) year from the date of the release o results of the examination;
4. Appeals against decisions taken years ago should cease after one (1) year from this decision taken at the 71st Meeting of NEC;
5. All exhibits in storage in the Council should be properly disposed of at the expiration of a period of one (1) year from the date of the decision of this Committee if there are no pending litigations that would require them.


This development is in keeping with the Council's Vision and Mission and in consonance with international best practices.

Candidates, stakeholders and the general. public should therefore, take note.

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