The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has advised invigilators who will be supervising the conduct of this year’s WASSCE and BECE for school candidates to uphold the integrity of the two major national examinations.
The Head of School Examination at WAEC, Mr Godfred Addo urged in an interview with Winifred Ampiaw monitored by Georgeweb.org on Friday, July 24, 2020.
The Council’s call for the upholding of integrity during the conduct of the two national forthcoming WAEC examination follows several reported examination malpractices which sometimes involves invigilators and supervisors.
The Head of Public Relations of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe also advised the prospective candidates to desist from entering examination halls with foreign materials, she described foreign materials as anything that is foreign to the examination like textbooks, mobile phone, manual of a mathematical set and a sheet of paper.
According to the WAEC spokesperson taking any of the listed foreign materials to the examination hall can lead to cancellation of a candidates entire subject results.
Asked what WAEC will do to an individual associated with the conduct of the examination like invigilator or supervisor involved in examination malpractices, the Head of school Examinations at WAEC, Mr Godfred said such people are reported to the Ghana Education Service (GES).
He added that the West African Examination Council (WAEC) will also see to it that they do not partake in any of the Council’s examination supervision exercise.
Mr Godfred Addo further advised invigilators to be careful with the candidates in the examination hall especially in the course of the examination, according to him candidates sometimes have in possession harmful object like a knife, scissors among others.