The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed its strong room is not managed by an individual but rather a group of persons from different backgrounds including personnel from the Ghana Police Service.
It was alleged that the WASSCE core mathematic question leaked from the WAEC’s strong room, a place the Examinations Council has indicated question papers are kept under strict security.
The Head of National Office, WAEC, Mrs Wendy E. Addy-Lamptey speaking to the media at a press conference admitted the West African Examinations Council has a strong room but no individual is in charge of the room.
She said those in charge of the room are “the Ghana police, WAEC security and then the officer, to enter a strong room of WAEC, the person would have to enter his code then the head of security will also have to enter his code and then the police before the door is open”
According to her, “the strong room normally has two doors, the second door has the safety lock, so one individual is unable to get into the room by his or her self”
Mrs Addy-Lamptey speaking further said aside from the strong room, the Examinations Council has depots where printed question papers in security bags with combination locks are kept before been sent to the centres.
“So when we get close to the examination we move the question papers from the strong room to the depot and these depots are all over the country and they are also controlled by two officers, that is the Ghana Education Service (GES), officials and the WAEC staff”