WAEC reveals how many versions of questions it set for 1 subject


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The spokesperson for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has disclosed the Council do not set two or more versions of examination questions for a particular subject as speculated by many students.

It is over the past years believed that the non-profit making organization sets multiple sets of questions for a particular subject and is able to replace any set of questions that leaks before the conduct of a subject paper.

But, the Head of Public Relations of WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, speaking to Bonohene Baffuor Awuah on Kasapa News monitored by Georgeweb.org said such an exercise is a huge task and not possible on the side of WAEC.

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She said looking at the number of candidates that partake the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) each year it will not be possible for the Council to print a different set of questions for each subject.

“That perception that WAEC sets multiple exam questions for a particular subject is never true. This year we have about 530,000 candidates so how can we print 530,000 questions times two or three. It is not possible, there’s never any version of a particular subject exam question”, she noted

The spokeswoman furthered that “ It is only one version if it leaks nothing can be done about it. We can’t have our officials on the field with two or three sets of questions so that when something happens we’ll say, hey, change and give the candidates the other set. It is just not possible.”

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) clarification comes after the BECE mathematics questions administered on Thursday September 17, 2020 leaked on social media some hours before the start of the paper.

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Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe speaking in the interview said the Council has handed some supervisors it caught taking pictures with their mobile phones of the question papers to the police for further interrogation.

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