By Gabriel Dike
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a female supervisor with her husband in the ongoing May/June 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Her husband, who is not involved in the ongoing WASSCE 2022, was found by officials of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in a private school invigilating students on behalf of his wife.
Daily Sun learnt that the wife, who is the approved invigilator for the school exam, asked the husband to stand in for her while she went to sort things.
WAEC officials on a routine visit to the private school, located at Iyana Ejigbo, found the man invigilating a class.
Surprised at seeing a man in a class assigned to a female invigilator, Daily Sun gathered that WAEC staff interrogated him and discovered he had nothing to do with the school exam.
When the wife arrived, WAEC officials queried her and, not satisfied with her explanation, the police were invited and the duo were handed over to the security personnel. It was learnt that the wife and husband were taken to Panti, Yaba, for further interrogation. Both wrote statements and were detained.
In a related development, about three exam syndicates and a supervisor were arrested at a private school at Egbe, Lagos, last week. WAEC officials invited the police and the exam fraudsters and the supervisor were picked and taken to a police station.
The Head, Nigeria National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Mr. Patrick Areghan, said though his men had not briefed him, however, described the action as impersonation.
He said: “That is an impersonation. The woman is supposed to be the invigilator and we found a man in the exam hall. Is it a family business?”