The non-profit-making organization responding to claims of leaked confidential details of it examiners has said the move will not compromise the integrity of this year’s WASSCE and the script marking process.
The purporting document suspected to be details of WAEC officials and examiners contains the names, schools, subjects, telephone numbers, home and email addresses and other confidential information.
It is currently unclear who leaked the details but the whistleblower who raised the alarm on the details as well as leaks in Core Mathematics and Chemistry Practical Paper in a social media post, accused WAEC and the Ghana Education Service of connivance in the matter.
However, the Public Relations Officer for WAEC, Agnes Tei Cudjoe speaking to the Accra-based Citi FM monitored by Georgeweb.org disregarded the concerns of the Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare adding that “it will not compromise the integrity of the marking process”.
“Management has started investigations into it. We want to tell all stakeholders to rest assured that this does not mean people or the marking process is going to be compromised or anything like that,” she noted.
The spokeswoman of the non-profit-making organization responsible for the conduct of the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates, however, admitted that it was an extremely sensitive document.
She explained that “When the examination board meets to approve lists of examiners for a number of years, we don’t ever let anybody take that document out because it is a confidential document.”
The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, speaking to Citi FM’s Umaru Sanda on Eyewitness News said the leakage of questions papers is the annual routine of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
According to him, the Council’s solution to question leakage is to deny he retaliated “they have always been denying”.
He furthered that the Ghana version of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is only interested in protecting the sanctity and integrity of their institution rather than that of the WASSCE assessment.