Successfully passing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE has always been the concern and ambition of every Ghanaian student looking forward to pursuing academic excellence and at the same time realising their futuristic dreams.
It has not at anytime been an easy street for everyone. Sufficient efforts ought to be exerted in making this academic vision a reality.
For the majority of students, WASSCE connotes a certain academic fear consequent to which most students tend to be anxious when it is time to cross this significant academic hurdle.
Whereas some students burn the midnight oil in order to successfully write this exams, others practically devise crude means to cheat.
Following tip-offs of intent to cheat, the West African Examination Council(WAEC) has published a list of 11 schools that it is monitoring.
See the list below;
1. Ejisu Senior High Technical School
2. Anlo-Afiadenyigba Senior High School
3. Tepa Senior High School
4. Yeji Senior High Technical School
5. King David College, Somanya
6. Ideal College, Sunyani
7. Christ the King Senior High School, Obuasi
8. Modern Senior High School, Kpong
9. Modern Senior High School, Kintampo
10. Oyoko Methodist Senior High School
11. Klo Agogo Senior High School
A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of WAEC confirmed that "extracts of parts of the questions" for the Mathematics (Elective) 2 and Section A of English Language 2 papers written on September 9 and September 13 respectively were circulated on some social media platforms.
However, WAEC said the circulation of the extracts was not extensive.
WAEC also indicated that in a bid to safeguard the integrity of the examination, WAEC said it had also rescheduled the Physics 2 & 1 and Business Management 2 & 1 Papers originally scheduled for today (September 15).
"A new date for the rescheduled papers will be communicated in due course. However, Auto Mechanics 2 & 1 will be administered today, 15th September, 2021 at 14:00 hours as scheduled," the statement added.
The 2021 WASSCE which commenced on August 16, 2021, is ongoing at the 763 centres. Thirty-three papers including Arabic, Financial Accounting, French, Graphic Design, Mathematics (Elective), Biology and English Language have been administered to candidates.
WAEC also listed a number of examination malpractices that have been recorded at some centres.
- Inside-examination-hall malpractice as a result of poor supervision and invigilation.
- Institutionalized examination malpractice i.e. execution of pre-arranged plans to assist candidates to cheat by solving questions and distributing solutions to the candidates
- Smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls by candidates awaiting solutions from platforms they have made payments to
- Snapping of question papers at some centres and posting same on various WhatsApp platforms.
Some supervisors and invigilators in West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have already been withdrawn from carrying out these duties pending further sanctions.
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