WAEC to submit cases of malpractice in WASSCE to examinations committee

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Ghana’s Examinations Body, says it will in due course submit gathered cases of malpractices during the conduct of WASSCE and those to be detected in the marking of candidates scripts to the Ghana Examinations Committee.

During the conduct of the 2020 edition of WASSCE for School Candidates, there were several reports of assaults on persons associated with the conduct of the examination and cases of malpractices at some examination centres which led to the relocation of Bright Senior High School centre.

At the Koforidua-based Bright Senior High School it was reported that candidates assaulted WAEC officials, external supervisors and a journalist who had gone to the school premises to take report of the examination.

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Some prospective candidates who sat for the examination were reportedly caught with foreign materials and mobile phones, an act the non-profit-making organization has described as the worst form of examination fraud.

Mrs Wendy E. Andy-Lamptey, the Head of National Office, WAEC, speaking at a press conference monitored by Georgeweb.org at Accra disclosed aside cases of malpractice the Council also recorded cases of impersonation.

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According to her, management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has reported teachers involved in the cases of malpractices and misconducts to the Ghana Education Service for administrative sanctions

The Head of National Office further said the Council is comparing all the cases of malpractices which were recorded during the conduct of the examination and those that will be detected during the marking of scripts.

The WAEC Staff indicated the cases of malpractices will at the appropriate time be presented to the Ghana Examinations Committee which is made of representatives of CHASS, GNAT and other relevant stakeholders.

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The Committee which is chaired by the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi-Opoku Amankwa will give approval for the necessary sanctions to be taken against the culpable candidates.

Source: Georgeweb.org

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