The non-profit-making organization in charge of the administration of the WASSCE for school candidates says it has commenced investigations into claims of examination malpractices in some Senior High Schools (SHS).
It has been reported from various examination centres that some teachers invigilating the exams are engaging in examination malpractices and the worst instigating students to assault external invigilators and journalist.
But the WAEC Branch Controller in the Ashanti, Divine Worlanyo Agbenyo in an interview with the Accra-based Citi FM monitored by GeorgeWeb said such schools stand the risk of having their entire subject papers cancelled if found culpable.
“When irregular activities are reported before or after the conduct of an examination, all these are punishable. Some of these are such that you can have the entire subject results for that paper cancelled. Parents are to ensure that their wards study hard to merit whatever certificate that they will be getting,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement has admonished all person associated with the conduct of the examination, particulalry Regional/District Directors, supervisors and invigilators to ensure the conduct of this years examination are malpractice free.
It said thorough investigations would be conducted should the Council suspect activities of examination malpractices in the ongoing examination.
The Service equally advised the prospective candidates to be mindful of their activities in the examination hall and towards the invigilators as their misconduct could lead to the suspension and or cancellation of their results.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) officially begun the 2020 edition of West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) on Monday, August 3, 2020 with Integrated Science Paper 1 & 2.