Two hundred and fourteen thousand, nine hundred and fifty-two candidates cheated in the May-June West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and their results have been seized by the authorities.
Mr. Olu Adenipekun, Head of National Office of the West African Examination Council, WAEC, announced this in Lagos as he also announced a seven percent improvement in the number of candidates that passed the examination with five credits.
Last year, Fifty-two point nine percent of the candidates recorded the feat.
The number jumped to fifty-nine point two percent this year, out of the One million, five hundred and fifty-nine thousand, six hundred and sixty-two candidates that sat for the examination.
Adenipekun said WAEC is still investigating the exam cheats and that the schools of the students would be duly informed soon.