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The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is solely responsible to examine students at the end of their high school education. This body oversees all schools in West Africa, who are aiming to further their education to Senior High Schools and Universities.
However, due to the failure of students to learn harder, they rely on external papers known popularly as apor. They, however, end up fumbling at the exam hall.
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) made a warning earlier that any candidate caught in the act of cheating will be sanctioned by the examinations council. They warned students that, if they are caught engaging in any form of malpractice, they will be bitterly penalised.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) made a confirmation that two papers of the ongoing wassce have leaked online. These papers appear to be Elective Mathematics and English Language. These papers were written subsequently on 9th September and 13 September respectively.
According to the council's investigations, they noted that these papers were found in the public domain a few days ago.
In a news conference in Accra on Wednesday, WAEC revealed this to the public and urged everyone to take note of it.
The Head of Test Administration at WAEC, Mr George Ohene Mantey, while addressing stakeholders, he made it clear that portions of the papers were found to have been circulated even before the examination since the "cheating" social media groups were in full swing.
He said, and I quote “after the administration of the tests, careful scrutiny of the several versions received indicates extracts of parts of the questions for Mathematics (Elective) 2 and Section ‘A’ of English Language 2 were circulated on some social media platforms".
The sub-regional examination management body indicated that its “monitoring revealed that the circulation of numerous versions, both printed and handwritten on most of the groups earlier.”
According to the examinations council, earlier reports suggested that the circulation of these papers were not widespread and so, they have decided to deploy “various internationally accepted assessment procedures and interventions within its domain to guarantee the credibility of results.”
Other malpractices identified during the examinations included, “Inside examination hall malpractices and invigilation, institutionalised examination malpractices, that is the execution of pre-arranged plans to assist candidates in cheating, by solving questions and distributing solutions to candidates.”
According to Mr Ohene-Mantey, the rest are, “smuggling of mobile phones into examination halls awaiting solutions from platforms they have made payments to.”
Invigilators who were also found guilty have been halted from working with WAEC and were deemed unlawful for further sanctioning.
Reportedly, WAEC is scrutinizing scripts at schools where aromas of cheating were smelled so the appropriate sanctions are applied.
Below are the 11 schools they listed for possible leakage:
Ejisu Senior High Technical School
Anlo-Afiadenyigba Senior High School
Ideal College, Sunyani
Christ the King Senior High School, Obuasi
Modern Senior High School, Kpong
Tepa Senior High School
Yeji Senior High Technical School
King David College, Somanya
Modern Senior High School, Kintampo
Oyoko Methodist Senior High School
Klo Agogo Senior High School
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