YEN.com.gh has gathered that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has assured that there will be no examination paper leakage of the 2017 West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to the institution, it has implemented more stringent measures to ensure that such leakages are prevented, and has said it will enforce the WAEC laws if anyone involved in the action is caught.
The public relations officer of WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe spoke to Citi FM News and outlined some new regulations established by the institution.
"Supervisors and invigilators are not supposed to send mobile phones to the examination hall because we all know what mobile phones can be used for. We also have security details on the supervisor’s bags and we also have combination padlocks on them so that people cannot easily open these bags," she said.
She further warned, "we have the WAEC law in place so if anybody is found culpable, the law will take over and the person will be prosecuted. If any member of staff is found culpable, we have sanctions that can be taken against the person."
These measures and warnings come in the wake of the numerous examination papers that have leaked in recent times. In 2016, a number of subjects including Oral English, Integrated science, and Social Studies were cancelled due to the examination papers leaking to the public.
This year, 289, 207 final year students from public and private senior high schools are sitting for the WASSCE.