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The military may have to take over WAEC- Lecturer suggests

Final year students of Senior High Schools across the length and breadth of the country are writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Almost in all instances when final year SHS students have had to write the Exams, the examining body, that is, West African Examination Council (WAEC), have expressed concerns on leakages of examination papers and other issues bothering on system compromises.

WAEC earlier in the week cancelled two papers : physics and business management.

The two papers were to be written on Wednesday, September 15 but a new date and time is yet to be announced by the regulatory body.

WAEC arrived at this decision following reports that the exam questions got leaked.

Reacting to this development on Peace FM's flagship programme, 'kokrokoo', Dr. Smart Sarpong, a lecturer with the Kumasi Technical University expressed disappointment in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over the incessant leakages of examination questions and serial cancellation of students' results that keeps recurring every time students are writing their exams.

Dr. Smart Sarpong laid the blame squarely on the WAEC authorities for the blunder and called for a complete overhaul of the Council.

He proceeded further to suggest that the Examination Council should be handed over to the military expressing believe that the Military would better run that institution satisfactorily.

"Let's shut down WAEC. It's become one thing too many... Let's shut them down ; overhaul the place. If we will allow the Military to take over and so forth, do you get it ? The civilians in there are disappointing us". He said.

Dr Smart Sarpong also bemoaned the apparent lost of confidence in the examination body.

"You can have nice words to describe the situation; call it malpractice and so forth. Please, you have lost it; you have lost it. Your systems are down!... Some of us don't have confidence in them any longer... Our education is being undermined sincerely".

Hundreds of thousands of Ghanaian students writes WASSCE every year. Successfully migration from the second cycle of education to the tertiary cycle in Ghana is dependent on the performance of students in this examination.

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