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WAEC Laments Rising Cases Of Examination Malpractices In West Africa

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The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) yesterday expressed worries over the rising incidences of malpractices by the candidates who sit for the examinations.

The Registrar of WAEC, Dr. Uyi Uwadiae, who said this at the ongoing 65th Annual Meeting of the Council in Abuja, lamented that the development was mind-boggling, despite the punitive measures being adopted by governments of the member-countries of the examination body.

He disclosed that 2,223,819 sat for international examinations in 2016, adding that the figure comprised 1.887,491 as school candidates, while 336,328 sat as private candidates in all member countries.

According to him, a country by country analysis of the total enrolment figures showed that Nigeria topped the chart of the countries with the highest number of candidates with 1,729,382 candidates (or 77.77%), Ghana followed with 402, 607 or 18.10 percent while Sierra Leon came third with 65,456 or 2.94 percent enrollment

In the Gambia, 15,954 candidates or 0.72% enlisted for the exams and in Liberia the piloting of the examination which was interrupted by Ebola resumed with 10,420 school candidates or 0.47 percent.

Uwadiae added that WAEC’s main national examinations were conducted for 878,880 candidates in 2016, of which 79,015 candidates (or 8.99%) enrolled in The Gambia, 465,576 (or 52.97%) in Ghana, 116,897 (or 13.30%) in Liberia and 217,392 (or 24.74%) in Sierra Leone.

He lamented however, that despite Nigeria’s leading role in the establishment and sustenance of WAEC, the country was not taking full advantage of the Council’s expertise in the conduct of the national examinations.

In addition, the council conducted aptitude and selection tests for public and private institutions across the sub-region in 2016. The test batteries were developed by the Council’s Aptitude Test Development Section of the Research Department.

Source: Guardian

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“Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland” – Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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A facebook user, Munachimso says that marriage requirement is very high in Igboland and there has to be an adjustment.

She stated this when she shared the list of basic requirement for the traditional marriage between her brother and his Benue wife, which she said was not up to N50,000.

But las las our marriage requirement di very high na alaIgbo. See what my brother spent to marry wife from Otuko, Benue state. All no reach 50K. We need to adjust.” she wrote.

She added that her sister-in-law is a “complete package. Character, charisma and content. Nwanne, complete package,”  after a follower implied that Igbo girls are superior to others.

See her post and reply below.

"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue"Marriage requirement is very high in Igboland" - Lady says her brother spent less than N50K on traditional marriage items to marry his wife from Benue

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Na Nokia 3310 We Fit Give You -Fans Replies DJ Cuppy As She Begs For iPhone 12

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DJ Cuppy begs Nigerians for an iPhone 12 as late birthday present.

Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote;

“Who wants to get me an iPhone 12 as a late #CuppyDay birthday present?

Oh, you thought I didn’t know how to beg too abi?”

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“She would have been my spec even when I was 10” – Banky W says as he shares photos of his wife, Adesua, as a girl

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Popular Nigerian musician, Banky W took to his Instagram page to praise his wife by sharing childhood photos of Adesua and her cousin, Ozzy Etomi.

Banky W while appreciating Adesua’s beauty, said if he was 10 years old, she would have still been his spec.

”I hereby interrupt your day to let you know that Susu’s beauty is TIMELESS!!! She would have been my spec even when I was 10 years old!!! Just look at this supermodel!!!
Swipe to see that the cuteness actually runs in their family lol @adesuaetomi @ozzyetomi lol goodgenes.com” he wrote.

Reacting, Adesua wrote

”I love this washing. I’ve got a gift for you when you get home”

See the exchange below:

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