The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) deploys a new electronic means of detecting examination malpractice (collusion cases) in objective tests.
Since it is not possible for WAEC inspectors to visit all schools/centres to inspect the conduct of all examination papers, due to the geographical spread of examination centres across the country, many malpractice cases such as collusion are perpetrated during examinations.
A high number of collusion cases are usually detected by examiners during the marking of Essay Scripts. There are schools/centres where almost all the candidates score very high marks in objective tests, but very low marks in the theory papers, and this has been of great concern to the Council.
Collusion cases in Objective Papers previously went undetected because of lack of known technologies to detect malpractice in objective tests. A new software tool, Item Differential Profile, is now available to detect collusion cases in objective tests.
WAEC through its commitment to combatting examination malpractice, consistent innovation, deployment of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in its operations, has deployed a
software application for detecting cases of collusion (malpractice) among candidates during the conduct
of Objective tests.