Ghana’s Examination management Body (WAEC) has alleged that some teachers of Senior High Schools (SHSs) are in support and behind the gross examination malpractice being recorded in various schools in the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates.
The non-profit-making organization officially commenced the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination on August 3, 2020 for all prospective candidates in Senior High Schools across the country.
However, reports gathered by the West African Examinations Council from some examination centres indicates teachers of the schools are seriously in support of the gross examination malpractices, an act the Council believes undermines the integrity of the WASSCE for school examination.
Mr Nii Djan Mensah, the WAEC official supervising the Kukurantumi and Tafo Zones in a short interview monitored by GeorgeWeb said ” vigilance had been heightened because of purported malpractices being supported by teachers of the school”.
A WAEC staff who witnessed a case of malpractice on Monday, August 3, 2020, noted that he discovered some evidence of cheating in a urinal in the school he was stationed during the conduct of Integrated Science Paper.
He furthered that he also found foreign materials under the desk of one of the candidates through the invigilator in the examination hall, but one of the teachers in the school in support of the act pretended not to see it.
According to him, when he tried to retrieve the suspected material the teacher hurriedly took it adding that “before I realize, he had put it in his mouth and he started chewing it.”
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service (GES) in a statement urged all persons associated with the conduct of the WASSCE to put precautionary measures in place to ensure the conduct of this years examinations are malpractice free.
The Service equally admonished prospective candidates to desist from any misconduct that could lead to the suspension and or cancellation of their subject result, advising that they should instead concentrate on their books.