The Examination Council responsible for the conduct of the ongoing WASSCE has been called to immediately cancel all leaked West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) question papers.
The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus in Parliament calls for cancellation of the some WASSCE subject papers follows several reports of leakage in the ongoing examination under the auspices of WAEC.
The Minority in Ghana’s Parliament in a statement signed by Dr Clement Apaak, Deputy Ranking Member, Committee on Education said “as a key function, WAEC is expected to ensure fairness in, and integrity of, the examinations it conducts. This does not appear to be the case in the ongoing WASSCE examinations,”
According to sources and news gathered by Georgeweb.org on social media, the Integrated Science Paper which was scheduled to be administer on Monday August 10, 2020 allegedly leaked and went viral on social media.
Addition to the Friday subject paper, Core Mathematics and Chemistry papers on Sunday, August 16, 2020, evening reportedly leaked before even the conduct of the examination on Monday, August 17, 2020.
Just today, August 19, 2020, a purporting document suspected to be details of WAEC examiners containing names, email addresses, location and contact numbers have also leaked on the internet.
The Minority base on the above-mentioned developments believes the leakages and publications of the confidential details of examiners go contrary to the purpose of a fair assessment system the Council is supposed to ensure.
“It undermines the integrity of the examinations, the integrity of WAEC, and dents the image of Ghana before the international community,” the Minority’s statement said.
it continued that “WAEC, as a matter of urgency, must cancel the leaked and suspected leaked papers as it has done in the past. It is worrying that a body that swiftly acted to cancel papers in the past on suspicion of leakage, is reluctant in acting in a similar manner when overwhelming evidence of the leaked papers abound.”
The Caucus in Parliament further suggested for non-profit-making organization to investigate the sources of the leakages as well as the disclosed confidential of examiners and punish the perpetrators of these crimes.
According to them, WAEC must also ensure the safety of the remaining subject papers to avert the embarrassing situations we have witnessed the past few days.