9 WAEC supervisors who were associated with the conduct of last year’s BECE for School examination have been jailed after they were caught last year taking screenshots of the BECE question papers, a staff of WAEC revealed on Monday.
Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, Controller Private candidates examination – WAEC, Veronica Asante said they ahead of the examination took pictures of the questions and forwarded them to teachers.
“During 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination for School, WAEC caught 9 supervisors red-handed for taking screenshots of the question papers and sending them to teachers to solve ahead of the examination,” she stated.
Asked what measures have been put in place by the West African Examinations Council this year to avoid such cases, Mrs Veronica Asante said the Council had engaged stakeholders to ensure the successful conduct of the 2021 BECE.
“We are not going to sit there idle this year for examination question papers to leak on social media or supervisors to take screenshots, WAEC is a small organization the larger community must support us,” Mrs Asante urged.
The spokeswoman for the non-profit-making organization, Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe similarly has said her outfit this year will ensure the successful conduct of the WASSCE and BECE for School examination with no cases of leakages.