The West African Senior Secondary Exams Council (WAEC) says close to 200 candidates cheated in the 2016 exams.
Head of WAEC, Dr Sam Nii Nmai Ollenu, reveals that his outfit has come up with a new anti-malpractice software which clamps down on candidates who flaunt exam rules.
“In spite of the interactions with candidates during our sensitization programmes and engagement with stakeholders, quite a number of malpractices were recorded in the 2016 WASSCE. Consequently, for the 2016 WASSCE for school candidates, 11,277 candidates lost various subject results, whilst 647 candidates had their entire results cancelled,” Rev Ollennu revealed.
Meanwhile, WAEC has appealed to supervisors and invigilators to be more vigilant going forward so as to prevent cases of exam malpractices.