Examination malpractice has been a major challenge in Ghana as far as Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE), West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Nov/Dec among others are concern.
Candidates usually suffers the most when there are reported cases of examination malpractice in during an examination, even though in some cases it involves supervisors and invigilators or any other person associated with the conduct of the examination.
The Head of Public Affairs of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe in an interview monitored by Georgeweb.org said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will not hesitate to cancel the entire or some subject results should a candidate be reported to be involved in such an illegal act.
The WAEC spokesperson furthered that depending on the seriousness of the malpractice the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) could even ban such candidate from partaking any of the Council’s examination for a while.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement has said candidates misconduct in examination hall which includes examination malpractices could lead to suspension and/or cancellation of results and might have a negative impact on the candidates future prospects.
Avoid examination malpractice
Candidates can prevent this illegal activity from happening in examination halls by reporting such cases to the appropriate channels particularly the External supervisor or the internal invigilator as soon as possible.
It can also be prevented when each candidate concentrates on his or her work and depend on their individual abilities. The least candidates can do to save cancellation of subject results is to study and prepare adequately for the examination.