- WAEC has accused some school authorities of being involved in examination malpractice
- The council has caused the arrest of one of the operators of rogue websites identified as a major source of examination malpractice in the country
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), has caused the arrest of one of the operators of the website identified as a major source of examination malpractice.
The culprit, who is in police custody, is one of those providing answers to questions in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) online for sale to candidates.
He is currently assisting the Cyber Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service in investigations to unearth the modus operandi of such website operators.
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Announcing the arrest of the culprit, Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey, told Daily Graphic that WAEC is determined to flush out such websites and ensure sanctity of the council’s work.
She also noted that some supervisors, invigilators and candidates, who were alleged to be involved in the examination malpractice had also been busted.
Explaining the modus operandi of the syndicate, she said, the website operators, with the help of some invigilators and supervisors, received snapshots of the question papers from the examination centres after the packets were opened.
They then solved the questions and posted the answers on their websites and to WhatsApp groups of candidates who had paid for their services.
She also expressed gratitude to the Cyber Crime Unit of the CID of the Ghana Police Service for their support in helping clamp down such websites.
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