The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has on Monday 23 of August, revealed that, they have received tip-offs from a number of concerned citizens, including some teachers from some schools, that plans were being made and money was being received to allow candidates to cheat during the examination with the help of teachers in these schools.
In a post seen by georgeweb.org on WAEC’s website, the Council claims, some teachers have collected monies from final-year students in order to enable them to cheat during the examination with the help of invigilators.
”The Council has received tip-offs from a number of concerned citizens, some of the teachers of some schools, of plans being hatched and monies being collected to enable candidates to cheat during the examination with the connivance of teachers in these schools. The Council has cautioned the schools in question and would follow up with the necessary actions.”
According to the Examinations Council, it has cautioned the schools in question and would follow up with the necessary actions.
The Examinations Council also urged the Supervisors and Invigilators to be guided by the rules of the examination and vigilant. They are to also refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall, and carry out their duties as expected.
“We wish to use this opportunity to once again appeal to our Supervisors and Invigilators to be guided by the rules of the examination. We urge them to be vigilant, refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall, and carry out their duties as expected.”
“Curbing examination malpractice is a collective responsibility, as such members of the public should exercise restraint and ensure that they do the necessary due diligence before issuing any report.”
Candidates who will take the 2021 year WASSCE from September to October have been advised to follow the examination’s rules and regulations as well as the COVID 19 protocols.
“In conclusion, let me advise all candidates to comply with the rules and regulations of the examination and the COVID 19 protocols, avoid any form of malpractice which could lead to the cancellation of their results and being barred from taking examinations conducted by WAEC. The Council wishes all candidates success in their papers. You can certainly pass your examinations without cheating. Thank you very much for your time and attention.” they stated.