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Friday, May 29, 2015
What baffles me is that, these are senior secondary girls that are sitting for higher exams. If they can actually cause this kind of havoc in the classroom thereby disturbing the peace of other classes, how will they be able to handle their junior students if they are being found in such situations? 

It's really stupid, and it happens a lot in schools these days and that's why most of the junior students disrespect their senior ones.

Leadership starts from within; you have to practice what you preach before people will emulate. How you carry yourself and your behaviour within the environment would guarantee whether people around you would listen and obey you or simply spit at you. So this goes to all the senior senior secondary school students, always practice what you preach so that your junior students around you would easily learn and respect you.

Please watch and share with your friends on facebook and other social media... Let's help and make our school environment a better place.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Why can't our girls learn from others mistakes???
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It was like a movie this evening when this strongheaded snake crawled into my room. I unconsciously dropped the call I was on and ran for a big stick,
Thanks to my friend who was around and noted the snake's spot and we started the attack, even when I pinned the belly to the wall with the long stick, and my friend trying to crush the head with another long stick, this snake was actually fighting us back and dodging every hits, and threatening us with its tongue

I mean, that snake was so smart and trained (if it actually was) because it took us Time to actually get the head, even when the other parts were hit and the belly pinned to the wall, it still struggled and fought_ didn't give up. I was almost pitying it sef, it was like a seasonal movie o and we were sweating just to get the head But alas! It was down and I say thank God I saw the snake and thank God it wasn't hiding under the chair or something, that would be catastrophic living with a snake.
The dead fetus was discorverd this morning around UNIPORT main campus park.

The abortion photo you are about to view is graphic and you may not want to see them. DO NOT click to see the photos if you feel you are not prepared to view these graphic image.

See Graphic Photo Here

Monday, May 25, 2015
Anxiety at the weekend enveloped Abraka metropolis in Delta State when a suspected insane man identified as Theophilus (surname withheld) allegedly raped 22-year-old female student of the state-owned university, DELSU, when she went to get some money at a popular ATM unit.

Reports said the suspect emerged from the bush close to the ATM unit unseen by unsuspecting persons waiting to the withdraw money and allegedly pounced on the victim, identified Ejiro (surname withheld), dragged her into the bush. Her attempt to raise the alarm failed.

It was gathered that bank customers had thought it was a child’s play until the man beat off the girl’s struggle and pulled down her skirt. The victim was said to have been rescued by passers-by who heard her calling for help.

The suspected was said to have held on to his prey even as he was being beaten with hands and sticks by the angry mob that ran to the place.

Elder brother of the victim who spoke to our correspondent, Mike Oke, said the suspect was dragged to the police station where it was reported that he had been sick in the past. It was learnt that this particulary assault was not his first time as security agents had chased him out of an uncompleted building where he used to stay and carry out his evil deeds .

A senior police officer at the station, who did not want his name in the print, told our correspondent that the victim was latter taken to the hospital where she presently had been treated for bruises. He warned female students against wearing provocative dresses.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

what would u do if u discover this in ur maths final exam?

Quietly use your own head write the exam, or share your neighbour own.
u go swaer for d manufacturer no b if u even notice on time if u don submit nnko cum dea notice am d next day

Friday, May 22, 2015

i went to a university hostel reading room and saw these

This Will Surely Make Ur Day (PHOTOS)
The 100 level Rep of mass Comm dept Unijos Nafatali Adala has finally proposed to one of his Course mate Blessing Ochob. The rep who said that he could not imagine life without Blessing, proposed in front of the class and his proposal was accepted as the shy Blessing said she also wanted to spend the rest of her life with Nafatali.
We wish them the best in their lives.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

Multiple media outlets report 25-year-old Quentin Wright, a math teacher at The Champion School in Stone Mountain, was taken into custody on Tuesday.

He has been charged with four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

An arrest warrant says Wright arranged times with students when the classroom would be empty and gave them condoms.

The investigation began after a mother said she found text messages between Wright and her son.

“I was in a state of disbelief when I read all these messages," the mother said, asking to remain anonymous.

The mother said she looked at her 14-year-old son's phone and discovered a shocking exchange of text messages last Thursday between him and Quinton Wright, a math teacher and coach at Champion Theme Middle School in Stone Mountain.

"Basically he's allowing the students to have sex in a storage room of his classroom," the mother said.
“He told my son you can have it from 7:30 to like 8:30,” the mother said reading some of the messages. “'Did you tell the girl what's going to happen? That she cannot tell anybody?’ basically don't tell anyone I'm allowing you to use my room.”      
The mother said the teacher also sent her son a calendar showing teachers' schedules and a text saying he did not have condoms.

“It’s very sickening and disheartening, because we trust administrators and educators when we drop our kids off at school,” the mother said.           

A DeKalb County Schools spokesman says they are cooperating with the District Attorney's Office and Wright has been removed from the classroom
If you haven’t seen this then go straight to the next page to w@tch. This is w!ckedness, taking 2 y0ung secondary school g!rls like th!s and r@pin them is just something that’s !ns@ne

We have so many @shewo walking around the street waiting for you to say the word, but they decided to have a taste of school g!rls. W@tch here



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pls the relevant authorities should try as much as possible to curb this. shameful.

very deplorable... I wonder what they did with the whole money gotten from ASUU struggle in 2013.
No sign of improvements in any of the ivory towers in Nigeria. #shame
If you are a regular user of the Ijora flyover bridge, you may have consciously or otherwise noticed a perimeter fencing with two gates shielding two primary schools, a junior high school and an abandoned health centre with ugly shanties erected around the perimeter fencing. The schools are Banjo Primary School, Ebenezer Primary School and Ogbo Junior High School, all in the swampy Otumara community, Ebute Metta West, Lagos State.

Located in an unfriendly and inhabitable environment, students of these schools are exposed to various dangers, including diseases and attacks from street urchins and animals . The schools which are near Brickfield Street, Apapa have a minimum of 500 students each. The sorry state of these schools, particularly Banjo Primary School, however, demands urgent attention from relevant authorities.

Until recently, when a non-governmental organisation offered a helping hand by erecting the perimeter fencing which was estimated at about N2 million, students of these schools were unintentionally mixing freely with street urchins and domestic animals that have made the schools their abode.

Apart from that, uncleared refuse dumps and weeds competed for space in the schools premises. Same applies to the abandoned, vandalized health centre where street urchins usually pitch their tent irrespective of government presence.

Banjo Primary School has only six teachers attending to over 500 pupils. The teachers are supported by a head teacher and an assistant head teacher to carry out academic duties. This is apart from the fact that the school is made up of only six classrooms which are in advanced state dilapidation. An resident who pleaded anonymity told Vanguard Metro, VM, that some of the pupils have been raped due by undesirable elements that usually hang around, although none of the victims has spoken out.

To make matters worse, some parents said that during the rainy season, the premises are usually flooded. VM gathered that Senator Remi Tinubu offered to donate three classrooms through a contractor who did not complete the project. This was also the case with the four-year-old dilapidated six classrooms building which was said to have been badly constructed. VM was informed when the former head teacher called the attention of the contractor to the shoddy job, the contractor had threatened to deal with her.

As at the time of filing this report, some worried parents are appealing to all relevant authorities to come to the aid of the school as there are very strong indications that it might cave in any moment and endanger the lives of the innocent pupils. One of the parents, 50-year-old Mrs Basirat Abdukareem, said several complaints have been expressed over the matter in the past but nothing has been done so far in response. ‘’We shall not stop calling on government until our prayers are answered,” she said.

Another parent, Mr Olokunola Adisa, said he was planning to relocate to another area due to the poor condition of the school. ‘’The classroom block can collapse any moment. So, I am planning to relocate my children but this is difficult because that is the only school around here. We want the government to intervene because no one knows what these children can become tomorrow,” he said.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A female secondary school student from a very popular school (name withheld for security reasons) engaging in a ridiculous act after school around 3:45pm after school, meanwhile the school usually dismisses at exactly 3:30pm.

At times I wonder what's actually wrong with some of these students especially girls. Some are really been possessed, or could it be they be carried away by their youth stage? Well, you need to watch and see what some of these students do in school.

To mark the cultural day at the Rivers state University of Science and Technology ,this female student took the occasion to the next level when she showed up braless. She was channelling a King's wife..
According to the blog reader who sent the pics, students from respective tribes wore different traditional attires to showcase their culture.
Well, this doesn't look raunchy because this is how African queens dressed back in the day ..

Kudos to her
60 year old lecturer of Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in abidjan was filmed by one of an anonymous student who actually leaked the video. Professor Jacob was busted while frolicking with a female student whom he threatened to fail if she refuses to grant his devilish request.

The anonymous student who followed up the scene was just passing when he heard the lecturer compromising the female student. So the anonymous student quickly climbed through the office back roof where he was lucky enough to capture the scene of tape.

Professor Jacob's needed to be exposed because he's been a very wicked and shameless lecturer who doesn't pass any female student he likes without getting her laid. What a wicked world! Well, this serves him better as the school authorities have already seen the video and he's probably being prosecuted.

Kindly watch and share this video so that all those wicked and heartless lecturers would watch and learn from this. You never can tell who you might be saving.


Sunday, May 17, 2015












Saturday, May 16, 2015

22 year old Lindenwood University student and wrestler Michael Johnson, who is HIV-positive, and filmed himself having unprotected se x with numerous men, has been jailed.

Investigators believe he could have knowingly infected more that 30 people with the virus since October 2014. Police found 32 home made se x videos on Johnson's laptop and each flick showed him with a different se xual partner. Most of the videos were recorded in his dorm room.

The police believe that the college student's partners didn't even know he was HIV positive nor did they know they were being filmed.

He was found guilty on Thursday, May 14, 2015 on one count of recklessly infecting a person with HIV, one count of attempting to recklessly infect a person with HIV and three counts of recklessly exposing partners to HIV.

During his trial, his ex-partner, Dylan King Lemon, who reported Johnson's crimes and sextapes to the police testified against him in court. He said they had unprotected s ex during their relationship and he believes he contracted the virus from Johnson.
Missouri state law demands people who are diagnosed with HIV to disclose their status to their partners, regardless if they use protection or take medication.

Johnson was diagnosed by the Missouri Department of Health with HIV on January 7, 2013. The day after Johnson received his status, he began having  unprotected s ex with various partners on and in the surrounding area of his college campus.

Only six of Johnson’s multiple partners came forward to charge him with knowingly infecting them with HIV and other STDs.

Johnson was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison and may serve up to 60 years after being convicted on all five counts of infecting and exposing partners to HIV.

If Johnson’s sentences are served concurrently he will serve 30 years. If his charges are served consecutively, he will serve 60 and a half years. The judge on his case will determine his official sentencing on July 13, 2015.


Friday, May 15, 2015

Atinuke Adigun was one of the First Class graduates at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) convocation. This achievement may have stunned many who do not know her family history. She was only following in the footsteps of the father and brother. JOSEPH ESHANOKPE writes.

•Son, daughter follow dad’s footsteps

For members of Adiguns family in Osogbo Local Government Area of Osun State, academic excellence runs in their genes. About 31 years ago, the family head, Mr Supo Adigun, was the best graduating student in the Economics Department of former University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in Ile-Ife, Osun State. He made a First Class.

Last year, Adigun’s son, Olanrewaju, finished from the Computer Engineering Department of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) with a First Class. This year, Olanrewaju’s sister, Atinuke, 21, followed in their footsteps. She graduated with a First Class in Economics at UNILAG convocation about two weeks ago.

Atinuke was among the 10 First Class graduates in the Economics Department. Her Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) was 4.68.
At the convocation held at the Multipurpose Hall, Atinuke, along with other First Class graduates, received the school honour for excellence. She was also given a presidential handshake by the representative of President Goodluck Jonathan, Prof Jerry Gana, who chairs of the UNILAG Governing Council.

The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Rahamon Bello, described the First Class graduates as the institution’s shining stars. Atinuke said she felt on top of the world by the discription.

She recalled her encounter with the VC: “It was nice; it was the first time I would meet the VC. This makes me happy that my achievements could take me far. Hearing those words of encouragement from the head of the school, I was touched and felt on top of the world.”
The feat, Atinuke said, is humbling. Her inspiration, she said, is her father, adding that her journey to academic excellence started in 2010 when she was admitted into the university. She was 16 and the only thing she could hope for was excellence.

“I prayed to God to give me the grace to finish on top of my class. I worked towards it by studying hard for it,” she said.
But did she burn the proverbial midnight candle? “No,” she said, adding: “I made a First Class by prioritising my time for reading and other engagements. But I dedicated more time during the day for reading. I also attended professional seminars. They made me to be more focused and helped me in achieving my goals.”

For Atinuke, the feat was not easy to come by. She faced challenges like her colleagues, especially in final year when she was under pressure to complete her project and participate in class work. Besides, a newly-introduced course, Econometrics, was a tough subject she had to pass.
What is Atinuke’s plan after Bachelor’s degree? She said marriage is not on her cards for now, hoping to build a career in either academics or investment banking to take after her father, who recently retired from First Bank.

Mr Adigun, who is now in private practice, gave glory to God for his children’s feats. He said the achievement made him to remember his days at OAU, saying the blood of academic brilliance runs in the family.

His wife, Toyin, was all smiles during Atinuke’s graduation. She gave thanks to God, saying: “It is a thing of joy for me to turn out two graduates in succession and all of them made a First Class. I am so blessed. All glory be to God. Today is the best day of my life.”
Adigun’s former classmate in the secondary school and Manager of UNILAG branch of Ecobank, Tunji Jayeola, said: “We are proud of Adigun’s family. I am happy that Atinuke has repeated the father’s feat. She knew what she wanted and went for it. This also shows anyone can achieve his dream in life if he is focused and have the right attitude. This is what Atinuke’s achievement indicates.”

Thursday, May 14, 2015

17 year old Lauren Wiggins was criticized by her school bosses and put in detention for wearing a 'sexually distracting' halter neck dress (pictured right) to school. Lauren later hit back at teachers at her her school, New Brunswick school in Canada in an emotional letter she posted on Facebook saying that their attitudes are supporting discrimination against women and encouraging the objectification of women. Below is what she wrote;
"Today I received a detention because the outfit I am wearing is considered inappropriate and a sexual distraction to the young men in my school. Enough is enough. I’m tired of the unjust standards that we as women are held up to.

i If you are truly so concerned that a boy in this school will get distracted by my upper back and shoulders, then he needs to be sent home and practice self-control. 
I’m tired of the discrimination against our bodies, and I’m absolutely fed up with comments that make us feel like we can’t be comfortable without being provocative
In today’s society, a woman’s body is constantly discriminated against and hypersexualized to the point where we can no longer wear the clothing that we feel comfortable in without the accusation and/or assumption that we are being provocative.
Schools are the social building blocks in an adolescent’s life, meant to teach them how to communicate and develop relationships with others and also learning about themselves and who they want to be.It’s preached upon us to be individual, to be ourselves.
The double standard here is that when we try, we are then told we’re wrong. If you are truly so concerned that a boy in this school will get distracted by my upper back and shoulders then he needs to be sent home and practice self control.
Source: Mirror UK

This is what students in the higher institution do nowadays.
No shame in the game!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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It breaks our heart to see female teachers having this kind of relationship with a student.

She’s a chemistry teacher, Now one of her students just released her photos on Facebook. Their chemical equation don get error, so the boy thought the best way to solve it is to release the pictures. See the pictures



Monday, May 11, 2015

Generally, we prefer to be seen as one of those succeeding academically as opposed to being termed average. Worst is to be regarded as one of the academically poor students.

If you aren’t succeeding academically, I propose you start doing these 5 things:

1. Start and Continue each Semester with a Plan
Nothing noteworthy happens by chance. Every successful venture was planned; written down or just thought out. However, a written down plan is more efficient and reliable.

There are only so many days in a semester, so to be efficient you need to know what your goals are and what you need to do in order to succeed as you begin each semester.

Take note from the onset that your plan need not be rigid and should be realistic.

2. Associate with the Right Students
Fellow students who constantly make excuses, complain and have a negative outlook should be avoided like the plague.

Campus friends who have lost sight of the reason for which they were admitted into school are a cancer and their negative aura can rub off on you. You can tell by the activities they engage in.

Surround yourself with friends that are focused and determined to improve in their academics or simply befriend the academically best student in your class.

3. Don’t Make Excuses in Support of Your Failures
If you fail to do an assignment, fail or miss a short-gun (an impromptu test), don’t make up excuses. Don’t accuse your lecturer of being evil and wanting your downfall.

Anytime you experience failure search for the causes and learn the lessons therein. If you keep making excuses for your mistakes, you will continue to make them.

4. Don’t be Jealous or Envious of Your Mates who are Succeeding
Seeing a fellow student succeed should motivate you. Every single student has the ability to succeed academically hence wasting time envying another student’s academic success is a distraction and will side track your progress.

5. Don’t give up when you fail
Failure in itself is not bad unless when we fail to learn from that failure. From my association with academically successful students I understand that virtually all of them have a history of failure.

When you fail at anything; including following through with this advice, the wisest move will be to ‘get up’, ‘dust yourself’, and continue by drawing strength from your target end-result.

Sunday, May 10, 2015, the first instruction cracked me up big time. Let me go back for the rest....

Damn! That lecturer is crazy. From this, I can tell he's not a kill-joy(must be lenient on his students) and he must have a good sense of humour.

And for him to come up with these hilarious facts(yes! they are true especially no 3 & 4) shows that he's not a baby lecturer. E don tey wey hin don dey study students. Nice way to say good morning to me-thanks, I like it.
As senior secondary school pupils take their final examinations, TOBI AWORINDE writes about some of the ways candidates cheat during examinations

On January 4, 2014, 15 persons returned certificates issued to them by the West African Examination Council. During their individual exams, which spanned from 1983 to 2010, the 15 persons confessed that they were involved in various forms of exam malpractices, including impersonation. But now, as ‘born-again’ Christians, they said they could not live with the ‘sin’ anymore.

Similarly, on February 24, 2015, WAEC published a list of 178 candidates, who returned their certificates on the basis of being ‘born-again’ and seeking restitution. They reportedly confessed to hiring people to sit exams for them.

However, these candidates are rare examples. Cheating during examinations is quite common in Nigeria’s educational system.

This is despite the fact that the Examination Malpractices Act No. 33 of the 1999 Constitution stipulates a minimum punishment of N50,000 and a maximum of five years imprisonment without the option of fine for violators of the offences stipulated in the Act. Some of the offences listed include cheating during examination, stealing question papers, impersonation, disturbances at examination, obstruction of supervision, forgery of result slip, breach of duty, conspiracy and aiding.

The law has not deterred some candidates from engaging in these tricks. Here are 20 ways students cheat during exams:

Hiding chips inside hair
Some mischievous female candidates smuggle pieces of paper bearing answers — commonly known as chips — into the examination hall by hiding the chips in their weave-on or wig. The unsuspecting exam supervisor hardly suspects anything is amiss when the female candidate begins to scratch her hair.

“They (the candidates) would scratch their hair and after a few seconds, the chips would appear from underneath the hair,” says Edidiong Udofia, a recent secondary school graduate.

Bubble gum wrappers
What a cheating candidate does in this method is to purchase a substantial amount of bubble gum, empty all of it, write the answers on the pieces of paper used to wrap the gum and then repackage it. An unsuspecting invigilator will not know that the bubble gum wrappers, in fact, are chips. Tobi Akinyede, now an undergraduate, recalls this method which she witnessed while in secondary school.

Akinyede said, “Bubble gum is usually not prohibited in the exam hall, and when the invigilator sees a candidate with it, they assume the person needs it to concentrate or maybe to prevent falling asleep in the hall.”

Mobile phones
An increasingly common technique of cheating in exam halls is the use of mobile devices. In the past, candidates would sneak a phone into the exam hall by concealing it in their underwear or socks. But a newer approach that has been noted involves dismantling the device and hiding the bits under various clothing items. It is one of the techniques which exam bodies, including the West African Examination Council, have started devising means to tackle.

Exam ImpersonatorThe Public Affairs Officer, WAEC in Nigeria, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, noted that most candidates are not aware of the strict rule against bringing mobile phones into the examination hall. He said, “Once, I was in an exam hall during an Economics paper. I saw a candidate with a phone and I seized it. As I was holding the phone, text messages, which contained answers to the objective and essay questions, started trickling in. But the candidate denied the phone was his.” The exam body said the offence attracts cancellation of the culprit’s entire results.

For ill-intentioned candidates who are not brave enough to sneak in chips or mobile devices, it is common to resort to non-verbal communication with other candidates during exams. This approach which is handy especially during multiple-choice exams, is a form of encryption which makes use of the fingers. Edet Ekpo, a senior secondary school pupil, noted that the method involves a group of candidates, prior to a paper, agreeing on which finger represents what option. He said, “Holding up a thumb could represent option A; holding up both a thumb and an index finger could represent option B, and so on.

“In order not to confuse one another, the group has to choose which hand will be for answers and which will be for questions. For instance, the left hand could be for answering option A, B, C and so on. While, the right hand would be for a candidate to indicate which question he wants an answer to. If one wants an answer to question four, one simply holds up four fingers using the right hand. It may look simple on the surface, but it is a complex technique that usually works only with groups of friends agreeing on the fingers to use for the answer and question codes.”

Math sets, four-figure tables
In using this method, candidates, especially during science-based papers, commonly take advantage of the need for materials, such as sets of mathematical instruments and four-figure tables, to cheat. It is during the excuse of bringing in the mathematical instruments that chips find their way into the exam venue with relative ease.

Ojijeogu, the WAEC spokesperson, agrees this method is commonplace. He said during the 2014 November/December exams, the council introduced its official math sets for candidates.

“Candidates are not allowed to bring in their personal math sets and calculators. As they register for the exams, part of the payment is for the purchase of the instruments, which they are allowed to take away after the exams. The calculators are used in place of four-figure tables. These instruments are all transparent and candidates cannot hide papers in them,” he said.

Writing on clothing
This technique appears to be gaining popularity. It involves writing on socks, boxers, brassieres, handkerchiefs, belts, singlets, berets, wristwatches, rubber bracelets, and a host of others. A more advanced form of this technique involves sewing chips into the collars and hems of clothes. The contrabands often go unnoticed as invigilators frisk candidates prior to their papers.

Akinyemi Lawani, a Mass Communications student who completed his secondary education in 2014, narrates his experience regarding this method: “A number of candidates at my centre wrote answers on their uniforms. A particular girl wrote on her socks and on the inside of her skirt. She kept turning it over to copy answers and she was never caught.”

Also, an invigilator of 18 years at a government-owned school in Lagos State who asked not to be named said writing on clothing items had become a norm over the years. She further added that she had lost count of the number of candidates caught hiding chips in their shoes or socks.

Writing on body parts, plasters
WatchThis is one form of exam malpractice that has transcended time and generation. It is one of the most popular methods of cheating in exam halls in Nigeria.

A civil servant with a 23-year in the education sector, Raymond Cyril (not real name), told SUNDAY PUNCH that the act of writing answers on body parts ranged from the basic (palms and thighs) to the bizarre (soles of the feet).

He said, “I caught a girl once who had written half of her textbook on her laps and the portion of her arms covered by her sleeves.”

Taping chips to inner thighs
Related to writing on body parts is the fastening of chips onto inner thighs by some desperate candidates. Cyril explains it better: “As a supervisor in Ikirun, Osun State, I saw some girls who prepared the answers and then attached it to their inner thighs using cello tape. In another instance, a piece of plaster was used to appear as if the lady had an injury. It was later discovered that she had written answers underneath the plaster.”

Sexual favours
Offering and demanding sexual favours in the examination hall also appears to be a new way of soliciting and receiving answers.

A 2014 WAEC candidate, who gave her name simply as Kate, gave an account of what transpired in her centre: “In my school last year, there were two external candidates sitting together — a boy and a girl. During a paper, the boy had chips and the girl asked for it, but he refused to give her unless she rubbed his private part, which she did.”

One punishable offence during examinations is sitting for another candidate. It is often called ‘mercenary.’ During major papers such as English and Mathematics, WAEC has noted a high rate of impersonation. The solution to the increasing rate of impersonation, WAEC posits, lies in biometric technology.

Ojijeogu said, “We are always on the lookout for impersonators. Lately, during English and Mathematics papers, there have been more vacant seats. The reason is that the people who may have planned to sit examinations on behalf of the true candidates cannot come into the hall.

“We achieved this using biometrics. We have laptops for taking attendance before the candidates enter the examination hall. The fingerprint must correspond with that of the candidate that was registered. If it doesn’t match, the candidate will be asked to go out. The biometric technology was introduced during the May/June 2013 WAEC Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations.

“Even now, our certificates bear a feature called Quick Response Code. If someone succeeded in impersonating another person and he wrote the exam, that certificate would bear the features of the person who registered for it, not the impersonator. We have laptops, handheld devices and photo books to prevent impersonation.”

Illegal websites
With the advancement of technology, candidates and illegal benefactors have found new ways to indulge in exam malpractices. One of such means is the creation and patronising of websites that offer answers to unreleased exam questions.

Akinyede said, “There are sites where people pay to get the answers during the exam too. Candidates are made to pay a stipulated amount into a bank account. In some cases, the sites collect recharge cards. Some websites release questions and answers prior to the exam, especially national and international exams, at no cost. For others, you are required to send them airtime of between N750 and N1000.”

But Ojijeogu denied that the WAEC’s questions are leaked from within the council.

The WAEC spokesperson added, “Ordinarily, the bags (containing the exam questions) carried by the supervisors are locked. The key is with the principal or vice-principal of that school, except he or she is incompetent enough to open the bag before getting to the exam hall. For that reason, there is usually a WAEC invigilator there to supervise the exams also. The invigilator would watch the process of opening and closing of the bag. A lot of that effort by WAEC has nipped the problem in the bud in many cases.

“Posing as a candidate, I once called the phone number on one of those websites that claim they get the questions before the question papers are out. I was asked to send airtime. After sending the airtime, they didn’t send me the questions before the exam date.

“Even at the point of printing the questions, it is only senior officials of WAEC that are allowed to go in and monitor the process. Staff members are not allowed to see what is being printed. Despite all of that, no one is allowed to enter with any phone, paper, shoes, wallet, belt, etc. The loophole usually occurs on the part of our custodians, the banks, when carrying the questions to the exam hall on the morning of the paper.”

According to the WAEC official, it is impossible to detail a security operative to every exam centre in the country to secure the exam papers.

Programmable calculators, wristwatches
Another technique employed by candidates to cheat in the exam hall is the use of programmable calculators and wristwatches. Candidates are known to use scientific calculators to input answers prior to the respective paper. Of late, some computer-savvy candidates seem to be taking advantage of new wearable computing devices, such as smart watches, especially since most invigilators are not as savvy.

But Ojijeogu said the council had put measures in place to arrest the trend.

He added that in addition to its transparent calculators, the council had introduced custom-made, non-programmable calculators during its November/December exams in 2014.

Confronting the exam board
Another method candidates employ to cheat is by confronting the exam body to ask for question papers or corresponding answers to them. One of such persons, Oke Senior, exhibited this audacity when he sent a direct message to the WAEC Facebook portal, saying, “Can you help me with WAEC Chemistry runs?”

Another, Chikalaghi Chinkata, sent a message to the council on the same platform, saying, “Please, help me with WAEC questions,” while Musa Adamu wrote, “I need chemistry (sic) questions and answers easy (sic) and objective.”

Writing and sticking chips underneath table
In the course of an examination, candidates are often assigned seats based on their exam numbers. This notably gives room for candidates to ‘plant’ chips in the hall in between papers, usually after school hours before the start of the exam.

Candidates typically use chewing gum to stick the chips to the bottom of their desks and chairs. As a result, when the paper begins and the candidates are frisked routinely, there would be no chance of being caught with any contraband.

Drugging/threatening supervisors
In many rural communities, drugging and threatening invigilators or supervisors is not a rarity during exams.

Narrating his experience, a supervisor who craved anonymity said, “When I was posted to a government-owned school in Ijanikin, Lagos State, I was warned sternly not to interfere with the exam practice. They told me that the candidates were the ones who would ferry me back and that if I wanted to cross the river safely, I should cooperate.”

It is also common for strict supervisors to be offered food and drinks, which could be infused with sedatives, giving the candidates freedom to indulge in exam malpratices.

Responding to such method of cheating, Ojijeogu emphasised the importance of discretion. He noted that in cases where the lives of WAEC officials are threatened, it is important to comply and then make a formal report about the incident after the exams.

Bribing invigilators
Bribing incompetent invigilators is one of the common ways of cheating, as it allows the candidate freedom of access to answers more than any other method. In this case, the higher the bribe, the more reckless the cheating because the compromised invigilator would have sold the capability to urge caution.

Writing on ceilings and fans
Writing on ceiling fans and ceilings is one form of cheating during an examination that is gradually becoming a pastime among candidates. It is usually accomplished long before the commencement of the exams. The concept is to pass off the written expo as graffiti scribbled by errant pupils.