The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) says the calls for cancellation of some 2020 WASSCE subject papers of candidates is a lazy approach to solving problems of examination leakages, thus has kicked against such calls.
The Union is of the view that cancelling some subject papers of the candidates will be another pandemic as they are already facing challenges amid the outbreak locally transmitted coronavirus in the country.
Speaking in an interview with Citi News, the President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) argued that “It will not be fair on our part that while we have committed our time and resources to study for our exams, we will have to pay the price for the failures of an independent body like WAEC”.
The Union kick against the cancellation of papers follows calls by the Minority in Ghana’s Parliament for all leaked subject papers to be annulled by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
The Caucus like the National Association of Graduate Teachers has called for an independent investigations into the leaks, adding that persons found culpable should be made to face the law.
Meanwhile, the non-profit-making organization responsible for the conduct of the ongoing national examination in a statement dated August 19, 2020, copied to Georgeweb.org noted it has commenced investigations into the leaks and has reported the matter to the Ghana Police Service.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in a blog post on its official website rendered an unqualified apology to all Examiners whose contact details were unintentionally leaked on the internet.
According to the Council, the leaks of documents containing names, school, email address and others of some Examiners will not compromise the marking process of the scripts.
The spokeswoman for WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe in an interview with the Accra-based Citi FM monitored by GeorgeWeb, however, admitted that it was a very sensitive document.