By Grace Udofia
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) in Ghana has disclosed that it is closely monitoring 11 schools writing the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSE) over allegations of planned malpractice by students and Invigilators in the schools.
Head of the Test Administration Division of WAEC, George Ohene-Mantey during a press conference in Accra, explained that the decision of the council followed a tip-off they received that WAEC examination questions had been leaked to the said schools.
He listed the schools to be the Ejisu Senior High Technical School (SHTS), Ashanti; the Anlo-Afiadenyigba SHS, Volta; the Tepa SHS, Ashanti; the Yeji SHTS, Bono East; the King David College, Odumase Krobo; the Ideal College, Sunyani; the Christ the King SHS, Obuasi; the Modern SHS, Kpong; the Modern SHS, Kintampo; the Oyoko Methodist SHS, Easter Region and Klo Agogo SHS, Eastern Region.
Ohene-Mantey explained that the monitoring exercise forms part of measures the council has put in place to safeguard the integrity of the WASSCE.
“As part of efforts to keep our publics well-informed, the council deemed it fit to give periodic updates to its stakeholders through your reliable media platforms on the conduct of the ongoing WASSCE for school candidates.
“The WASSCE (SC) 2021, which commenced on August 16, 2021, is ongoing at the 763 examination centres across the country.
“Some of the irregularities they (council) had identified at some centres to include inside examination hall malpractice as a result of poor supervision and invigilation, institutionalised examination malpractice and the execution of pre-arranged plans to assist candidates to cheat by solving questions and distributing solutions to candidates,” he said