A University Lecturer has advised the head of the non-profit-making organization, with its headquarters in Accra, Ghana to take responsibility for the mass leakage of the ongoing WASSCE papers and resign from office.
The UCC lecturer, is of the view that such a move will prove the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) does not support the current situation and is willing to deal with it.
Dr Kenneth Aikins concern and call for the WAEC boss to resign from post follows several reported cases of leakages of in the ongoing WASSCE for School Candidates under the supervision of the self-acclaimed non-profit-making organization.
Aside the leakage of WASSCE question papers, a document containing details like name, school, email and telephone numbers of Examiners also reportedly leaked on the internet, a situation the Council has apologised for.
The Lecturer speaking in an interview with Starr FM’s Francis Abban on Morning Starr show monitored by Georgeweb.org described the situation as unfortunate adding that it must be tackled head-on.
“We need to find out from WAEC and other bodies the timing of questions, the people involved in the process. We should be heading towards a kind of system where the personnel is reduced to the nearest minimum. For me, if the leakage has come out, whoever is in charge at WAEC should resign to show that he/she has accepted some responsibility,” he said.
Commenting on the development, an examiner who spoke to the Accra-based radio station on condition of anonymity said the Management of the West African Examinations Council should put in place measures to end the practice.
The Examiner suggested that “I think we should introduce conference marking as a solution to our leaked details,”
He further advised fellow Examiners to professionals, adding that “before you are given papers to mark, you are taking through some orientation. So you have to make sure the place you’re passing through is safe”.
In a related story, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) condemning the leakage of question papers also kicked against calls by the Minority in Parliament for the West African Examinations Council to cancel all the leaked subject papers.
According to the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS), the calls for cancellation of leaked WASSCE subject papers of candidates is a lazy approach to solving the problem.