The Head of Legal at the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Rev. Victor Brew, has revealed that the fraudulent use of information and communications technology (ICT) to facilitate examination malpractices has become a problem
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This, he said, is the key challenge to fighting the menace in examination malpractices.
He explained that even though the WAEC law anticipated electronic fraud, the scale of its usage was beyond their expectation.
“The fraudsters set up Facebook and WhatsApp platforms and present themselves to the public as capable of providing solutions to upcoming examination questions.
While the examination is going on, the accounts established are used to give candidates an idea that they could receive solutions to the questions and by these means encourage examination malpractices to be committed,” he explained.
Rev. Brew said the WAEC had a number of cases against operators of such platforms, particularly the rough websites which the operators used to lure candidates and potential candidates into believing that they could be assisted to obtain examination questions.
In other news, a staunch member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), T.K. Aboagye, popularly known as One Man NPP, has shed tears after he revealed that he has been betrayed by the bigwigs of the NPP.
One Man NPP said after working so hard to ensure the victory of the party in the 2016 general elections, he has been neglected by the very people he worked for.
Speaking in an interview on Hot 93.9, he said those who never toiled for the party are amassing wealth for themselves while he was still struggling.
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