The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following reported misconduct of some candidates and invigilators has outlined the Dos and Don’ts governing the conduct of the 2020 WASSCE for School Candidates.
The 2020 edition of West African Senior School Certificate Examination commenced on Monday August 3, 2020 across the country with prospective candidates sitting for Integrated Science Paper 1 & 2.
But, since August 1, there have been so many allegations levelled against the conduct of the national examination with others claiming the Akufo-Addo government has leaked the questions to the Free SHS beneficiaries.
Although the non-profit-making organization responsible for the conduct of the examination in a statement signed by their Head of Public Affairs, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe denied claims of the leakage, adding that it has reported the matter to the BNI, CID and the National security for investigations.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) in a similar statement said the alleged leaked questions are fake, advising the candidates to concentrate on their books and disregard any questions purporting on the internet.
However, despite the advise from the Service, final year students of Tweneboa Kodua Senior High School (SHS) after writing the theory aspect of Integrated Science destroyed properties of the school at their dinning hall.
The prospective candidates accused their headmaster of being “too strict” in his invigilation during the exams, an act they believe will make them score F9 and fail.
The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in an interview monitored by GeorgeWeb disclosed that a Senior High School (SHS) teacher in the Eastern Region has been interdicted for dictating answers from his phone to candidates in the examination hall.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) against this backdrop has outlined the dos and don’ts governning the conduct of the examination to warn candidates of their misconduct in the ongoing examination.
Dos and Don’ts
According to the WAEC, any candidate who bring into the examination hall any foreign material such as notes, textbooks, prepared materials, a blank sheet of paper, the manual of a calculator or any other material intended to give an undue advantage will have his or her entire subject results cancelled.
The Council, added that candidates who also engages in examination malpractices and other unaccepted activities in examination hall will have subject results cancelled.
It encourages candidates to report cases of examination malpractices as soon as possible to the External supervisor or internal invigilator for the appropriate action to be taken.
The organization will report invigilators involved in examination malpractices to the Ghana Education Service (GES) handed over to the police.