Three ring leaders behind rogue websites that solve examination questions and share them on social media and on their various market places while national examinations like BECE, WASSCE and Nov/Dec are ongoing has been arrested, Head of Legal, WAEC, Rev. Victor Brew, has confirmed.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has withheld names of suspects and their websites since investigations are currently underway.
According to the Council, the National Security in collaborations with other security agencies made the arrest of the three kingpins behind the mass leakage of fake examination question at separate locations in the Eastern, Central and Greater Accra regions
The Head of Legal, WAEC, Rev. Victor Brew, speaking to the Daily Graphic Newspaper said the first suspect was picked at Akim Akoroso in the Eastern Region, while the second and third ones were picked up at Kasoa in the Central Region and the Palace Mall, Spintex, in the Greater Accra Region respectively.
Rev. Victor Brew said the National Security has secured a court warrant to hold them in its custody pending further investigations and possible prosecution.
He further disclosed the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) at the start of 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates in August submitted details of over 21 rogue websites to the security agencies for tracking and monitoring.
The Examination Council in the report to the various security agencies indicated the harm and cost such websites were causing to the generation and the country as a whole.
The Security agencies following the report successfully on September 8 and 9, 2020 arrested at least three of the bigwigs together with their accomplices
There were reported cases of alleged leakage of examination question papers before and during the conduct of the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates, a situation the West African Examinations Council denied.
The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org commenting on claims of leaked questions said no question of the just ended West African Senior School Examination leaked.
It, however, attributed the spread of fake questions to operators of rogue websites, who the Council believes are carrying such activities to undermine the integrity of the West African Examinations Council.