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National Assembly Proposes 10-Year Jail Term for Examination Fraudsters

The National Assembly yesterday proposed a 10-year jail term to replace the law on examination malpractices, which stipulates a four-year jail term with an option of N100, 000 fine.

This follows its determination to check the increasing rate of examination fraud in the country.

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services, Mohammed Zakari, disclosed this at the opening of a two-day summit organised by the international office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) on examination malpractice.

He noted that the existing penalty was not enough to discourage perpetrators of examination scams.

Zakari spoke as the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, raised the alarm that the scourge of examination malpractice had assumed a criminal dimension.

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