WAEC speaks on requests for amendment of date of birth

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West African Examination Council, WAEC​, has reacted to candidates’ ​request for amendment of date of birth.

​The exam body in a terse statement posted on its website on Monday played down the possibility of such modification.

​”​Please ​n​ote that WAEC would not entertain any request for amendment of date of birth after Results had been released​”​, it reads.

​Meanwhile, the council ​has explained that it is not in charge of marking results after examinations.

WAEC said this while dismissing insinuations that it deliberately failed candidates so they can reapply to enable the council make more money.

Head of National Office, WAEC Nigeria, Olu Adenipekun,​ ​said, “It is a wrong assumption that the council deliberately fail candidates​”.

“​We don’t fail candidates. The scores they obtain reflect their performance. It is what the candidates score that we grade.

“We don’t prepare candidates for examination; it is the responsibility of schools.

“WAEC only assesses them based on prescribed textbooks which they are expected to be taught in schools.

“Our examinations and grading of results are of international standards.

“Let me tell you that examiners and markers are not WAEC staff.

“The bulk of them are from the school system. The marking exercise goes through a tight process.

“We don’t predetermine students’ scores. We grade them according to what they have written and in line with the international marking scheme.”

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