The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has said that it would continue to maintain best practices in the conduct of its examinations, irrespective of security challenges it has witnessed.
The council’s Head of National Office (HNO), Dr Charles Eguridu, while speaking on Saturday in Lagos, said that the conduct of the council’s examinations was improving by the year, pointing to the successful conduct of its recently-concluded May/June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to him, the examinations were conducted hitch-free, with no major interruptions, unlike in the past.
“The examinations went on well; there were no major hitches during the conduct of the examinations.
“Having said this, however, I will quickly like to point out that security wise, the council had a few challenges, which had to do with communal clashes in states like Benue,” Eguridu said.
He added that a youth corps member who supervised the examination in one of the states was attacked on his way home by candidates of a school.
He said the attack was prompted because the youth corps member prevented the candidates from cheating.
“We shall continue to do our best to protect our personnel and materials, to ensure safety. We shall continue to improve on our strategy in the area of security.
Eguridu, however, lauded the various security outfits that had supported the council over the years in various parts of the country.
He said their collaboration with the council were part of the reasons for the successes it had recorded so far.