About 20,000 examiners across the country will partake in the marking of 2020 WASSCE script despite the unintentional leakage of examiners contact details, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed.
It was reported during the conduct of the WASSCE that some confidential believed to be a profile of examiners of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) leaked on the public domain, a situation the Council admitted.
It is unclear who or how the contact details leaked on the internet, but the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in a statement admitted the leaks said it was unintentional.
The Head of National Office, WAEC, Mrs Wendy Addy-Lamptey speaking at a press briefing on September 8 monitored by Georgeweb.org disclosed about 20,000 verified examiners will be marking the 2020 WASSCE scripts
According to her the unintentional leakage of some examiners contact details on the public domain will not compromise the marking process.
“So yes something went out but then the revised examiners list that we are using will not affect or compromise the marking process and integrity of the examination”.
Mrs Wendy further explained that the sealed document containing the examination script do not bear the names of schools but only have the index numbers of the school and in addition to that the scripts are swapped
“Scripts that are generated in Accra are not marked in Accra, we swap them maybe it will be marked in the Northern Region or somewhere else, so all these measures are to ensure people are unable to cheat the system”