Since “Expo 70”, the first recorded examination papers leakage on a large scale in this country, the West African Examination Council (aka WAEC), has been riding in very rough waters in matters connected with checking examination malpractices which run from leakage of examination questions to copying and sneaking texts and class note books into the examination halls by students, their teachers and even their invigilators.
WAEC problems seem to have remained on the multiplying side since the 70s because in the past 39 years, there has never been a single examination conducted by WAEC that could be said to have been leak-proof. On a yearly examination basis, there have always been a number of students and schools whose results were withheld or cancelled because they were caught cheating. Some schools have been proscribed by WAEC and sometimes even state governments.
This writer is now joining the general public in asking WAEC the question: Who leaks your paper? This is because investigation of the on-going WAEC shows that across the country, there is a case that could relegate Expo 70 to a forgotten background.
This writer can say for sure that students and their teachers and other collaborators get copies of WAEC question papers before the examination. They spend so much money during this period. This writer found out that there are examination writers who are paid reasonable sum of money for each paper.
They do not need to be physically present in the examination hall.
The invigilators are fully in the know. Therefore, all the students do is to pay a certain amount of money to the landlord who owns the house they are using nearest to the examination hall (centre). The hired candidate sits for the examination and pass his answers through the invigilator to his student employer who is also busy in the real examination hall writing nonsense.
It is this writer’s opinion therefore that despite WAEC’s high security system and exorbitant costs, the body has failed woefully in its attempt to conduct fair examination.
It is in this regard that some parents fight tooth and nail to see that their children sail through WAEC.
A mother who prefers to be anonymous told this writer, hear her, “my son is not brilliant I must confess but that does not mean that he must continue to be WAEC customer. I feel for him. I enrolled him into a private lesson and I pay thirty thousand naira every month to make sure that he sails through WAEC. Well am praying and I believe he will make it this time. Commenting on this WAEC, issue a male student contended that WAEC is becoming too expensive and the question of a second missionary journey is completely ruled out.
Furthermore, the male student revealed that WAEC is being exploitative and deliberately cancel examinations just to make students re-register so that they can make more money to pay salaries.
Finally, it is the candid opinion of this writer that the Federal Government should look into the menace of WAEC and fish out another body that will live up to expectation to carry on with our examinations so that WAEC body will be laid to rest finally for the betterment of all.
Try These Top Dating Services If You Are Still Single
Digital technology has redefined our society in more ways than one. With the use of computers and smartphones, as well as other mobile devices, it is easier to do a lot of things, such as to shop and pay bills. Even dating has changed! Nowadays, online dating services offer the perfect platform for those who are looking for a partner, whether it is for a casual or serious relationship.
If you are still single, chances are, you have not yet discovered the magic of dating websites and services. Clueless about where to get started? Check out https://www.thetop10sites.com/online-dating/ to find the best for you! Below, we will be listing down five of the top choices that should be on your radar!
According to Mashable, Zoosk is an online dating service that is favored by many because of its user-friendly interface. The design makes it easy to navigate, although there were some complaints about how it tends to get spammy. With the latter, you have to be more careful to have an assurance that you will be dating only legitimate users.
One of the best things about Zoosk is its size. The company takes pride in having more than 35 million members who live in over 80 countries all over the world. With this, there is surely one who will be a match for you! You will never run out of choices, regardless of how picky you are.
Zoosk also comes with a dedicated mobile app! This makesit easy to search for a potential date even when you are using your smartphone.
Looking at the demographics of the users of this online dating service, there are about 52% females and 48% males. The average age of users, on the other hand, is 27 for females and 24 for males.
Zoosk has also gained a reputation for being inclusive. It is for everyone. Even for gays and lesbians, the dating app is perfect!
- Elite Singles
If you plan to try your luck in love using an online platform, this is one of the best dating sites you might want to take into consideration.
It is not easy to get started with this online dating service. While creating a profile is pretty much straightforward, there are tons of questions that you have to answer, which can take up to 45 minutes to complete. However, this is actually a good thing since the site is trying to get to know you to be able to find your perfect match.
The matching algorithm in Elite Singles is based on the Five Factor Model Theory. Aside from your personality, your match will be determined by factors like location, age, and occupation. You will be set up with up to seven matches in a day.
If you are looking for young love, this is probably not the site for you. This is not exactly designed with the needs of millennials in mind. In fact, the age of their users ranges from 33 to 50 years old. This is geared towards those who belong to the group of working professionals.
This is another option that should make it on your list of the best dating apps and services. One of the biggest selling points of the website is their satisfaction guarantee. You will find your match within six months of creating your profile! If you are unable to do so, they promise to provide you with six months of free membership. Good deal, right?
To create a profile, you will be asked to provide details about your physical appearance, faith, and hobbies, among other things. You can complete it within a few minutes. Even finding a match is almost effortless. You will be able to see only one profile at a time and you will decide whether it is a match or a pass.
One of the most important things that should be pointed out about Match is with regards to how its members are serious about dating. This is not one of those dating services where people are only after sex.
Online dating is for people of all ages. It is not only for millennials. Thankfully, with online services like OurTime, seniors who are looking for a date are given the perfect platform to search for their match. Whether you are looking for the opposite or same sex, this dating service can extend a helping hand.
OurTime claims that they understand what it means to be over 50, including the difficulty of finding a date. With this, they have developed an easy-to-use app that matches mature users. The app is free to download, but to be able to take advantage of its full features, you have to subscribe to one of the paid plans.
From the website of OurTime, they say that you can meet more than 50 singles in your area. The number is not as overwhelming as what you can most probably expect with the top three sites mentioned above.
- Silver Singles
This is another dating service that is made specifically for people who are aged 50 and above. Since it was launched in 2002, it has been one of the leading dating sites for seniors. It is a dating platform with an international network in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany.
On average, the users of Silver Singles are 41% males and 59% females. It is also estimated that there are 85,000 active monthly users.
As for the match system, as a part of the profile creation process, members will need a comprehensive personality test. This will provide the website with the data that is needed to match the user with the other members of the community. Every day, the website will recommend three to five compatible profiles.
For people on the go, it is also a good thing that a mobile app has been developed for both iOS and Android.
Friends Extol Late Female Patriot’s Virtues
The ancient Chief Opusunju Dappa house, Epellema-Opobo witnessed unprecedented sympathizsers recently who came in their numbers to identify with the family of Mrs Joy Cornelius Opusunju who passed on to eternity on June 2, 2018 and was buried amidst wailings.
The Tide gathered that the death of Mrs Cornelius Opusunju was a loss of a rare gem and mother figure who distinguished herself as an embodiment of humanity, love, creativity and philanthropy during her life time.
Late Mrs Joy Cornelius Opusunju was described as a bridge builder, community leader, woman of integrity with uncommon wisdom and a team player with the fear of God.
Speaking at the funeral service, Bishop of Saint Michael’s Cathedral Christ Army Communion Mission Opobo town, Rt. Rtd. Festus Oko-Jaja urged the living to use the opportunity to seek for God sincerely now that they are alive.
According to him, “you should remember now thy creator when old age has not come. You should shun negative lifestyles and seek the face of God for your salvation. “Remember that heaven and hell fire are real.’’
He, therefore, admonished them to embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord and personal Savior.
Bishop Oko-Jaja who preached on the theme: “remember now thy creator” with text from Ecclesiastes chapter 12 verse 1, warned that it is deadly for the living to turn against God instead of putting their whole heart in the service of God Almighty for their edification and restoration.
He described the deceased as “a committed daughter of Zion, who lived a sound life during her sojourn on earth.
He however, advised the bereaved family to take solace in the fact that on the resurrection morning when all will meet to part no more the deceased will be found at the feet of Jesus.
It will be recalled that the late Mrs. Joy Cornelius Opusunju was an industrious woman who combined business and other extra-ordinary activities successfully before being employed by the Rivers State government as a teacher at Community Primary School, Epellema-Opobo until her death.
The Tide also gathered that the deceased was a woman of excellence with equitable sense of humour who contributed to the growth of her community and beyond.
Women Group Wants Dev Of Tourism
A Non/Governmental Organisation (NGO) in Rivers State, the Opobo Women Welfare Association (OWWA), has called on the federal, state and local governments to urgently encourage the development of tourism across the nation, to create revenue like any other business in Nigeria.
In a keynote address presented at the just concluded 2018 Opobo Women Convention, tagged: “Let’s Work Together, That All May Be One”, President of the group, Ama/Opu/Orubo, Felicia Stephen Pepple, maintained that tourism when put into effective state would induce employment opportunity for the teeming jobless youths, women and the vulnerable in the society, which needed to be trained on vocational skills for self reliance in business.
Pepple stressed that tourism, no doubt will certainly induced employment for the people and also create vocational training which will enable them be relevant in tourism business.
She said that tourism as a large business, could be considered a fulcrum for genuine and positive development of any society hence the need to effectively harness and sustain it.
As she put it, “Nigeria’s ancient heroes and heroines are also relevant in the world tourism history. These factors are also more or less the lode-stone that can attract tourism investments”.
She called on Nigerian leaders to capitalize on the advantage of tourism potentials as well as the natural endowments yet untapped, adding that the cultural festival of the people should be marketed globally in order to enhance attraction and investment.
On the event, she commended the efforts of Her Majesty, Queen Prudence Dandeson Jaja, His Majesty, King Dandeson Douglas Jaja, Amanyanabo of Opobo, other stakeholders and the women for putting their energies, resources and time together to develop the ancient city of Opobo through aggressive projects since the existence of the group some 47 years ago. She thus described them as, “most resourceful, dynamic and resilient developers of society and the people”.
Ama-Opu~Orubo Pepple used the opportunity to appeal for supports from all quarters.
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