WAEC initiates investigations into 2019 WASSCE leakage reports

WAEC initiates investigations into 2019 WASSCE leakage reports

Sitting for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) again due to examination preactices is the most dreadful thing any student would like to experience.

Following reports of leakage of examination papers in the 2019 ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for school candidates, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has explained that it has increased the inspection and monitoring of the examination at the various centres.

WAEC said it has made a formal complaint to the Cyber Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigations Departy (CID) of the Ghana Police on the operations of some "rogue websites", purportedly aiding in examination malpractices

In a statement signed and issued on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Deputy Director in charge of Public Affairs, WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, said it had withdrawn and annulled the appointment of some supervisors and invigilators pending further sanctions.

WAEC initiates investigations into 2019 WASSCE leakage reports
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In WAEC's statement copied to Graphic Online, it said a number of candidates suspected to have been involved in examination malpractice are being investigated.

As a further step, the Council said it would scrutinise all scripts of schools where cheating has been reported to have reported.

"It must be noted that a great number of candidates have conducted themselves very well and due diligence would be followed to ensure fairness to all.

The Council urges all stakeholders, including members of the public, to collaborate with it to safeguard the integrity of the examinations and certificates awarded, "the statement added.

Explaining further, WAEC said its attention has been drawn to false information circulating on social media about the purported leakage of papers of the ongoing exams.

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