The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has decided not to cancel WASSCE papers that leaked and got circulated on social media.
After an emergency meeting by WAEC officials in Accra on Wednesday, the exams body said the leaked papers – Oral English, Integrated Science and Social Studies papers – would not be cancelled.
In a statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, WAEC said it reached the decision after determining that many of the leaked papers were fake.
WAEC said although there were different versions of the leaked questions in circulation prior to the release of the official questions, some authentic questions indeed went into circulation after the papers were released to the examination centres.
The council, with the help of the security agencies, has initiated efforts to try and arrest those behind the leakages.
It said the investigations would continue and persons found culpable would be sanctioned.
There had been speculation that the WAEC would cancel the leaked papers.
WAEC has been battling leakage of its examination papers for some time now.
In 2015, barely 48 hours to the start of the WASSCE, photos of some question papers began circulating on social media, raising questions about the credibility of the examination.
Last year, a similar leakage compelled the council to cancel five subject papers in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) — papers 2 of English Language, Religious and Moral Education, Integrated Science, Mathematics and Social Studies.