The non-profit-making organization say the misconduct of some few final year Senior High School students partaking in its examination should not mar the integrity of its certificates awarded to prospective graduates.
According to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the majority of candidates sitting for the examination comporting themselves indicates that the integrity of the examination are of high esteem.
The Head of Public Affairs of the Council, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show monitored by GeorgeWeb said “We are concerned about this, we have always been concerned about the credibility of the certificates issued. That is why we condemn examination malpractices of any form”.
The WAEC spokesperson said that examination is being conducted in 976 schools nationwide adding that “We are recording these cases in only a few schools so their actions should not mar the good things that are being done or the way that other candidates are comporting themselves”.
Since the conduct of the WAEC examination on Monday August 3, 2020 student of some Senior High Schools (SHSs) in a protested against school authorities have vandalised school property and also injured WAEC officials supervising the examination.
The students claim the invigilators are “too strict” on their supervision, an act they believe will make them score F9 and fail, others say the 1.5 meter social distancing sitting do not make them comfortable to sit for the exams.
The spokesperson speaking further said WAEC will not hesitate to make use of only external invigilators or change examination centres to avoid incidents that will discredit the conduct of the examination.