The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) responsible for the conduct of the ongoing 2020 WASSCE has clarified it did not admit question papers (Core Mathematics) have leaked as reported by some online news portals.
This comes after the general public and some stakeholders in the education sector raised concerns about some leakage of questions in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Education (WASSCE).
The Council’s comment follows reports by some online portals indicating the non-profit-making organization has admitted Core Mathematics question papers leaked before the administration of the examination on August 17, 2020.
The spokeswoman of WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe speaking on Joy News’ AM Show Thursday monitored by Georgeweb.org said the Council in it’s earlier statement only apologised and confirmed the leakage of examiners details but not questions.
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in a blog post on its website responding to claims of leaked contacts details of examiners on the internet apologised to all the Examiners whose contact details were inadvertently circulated in the public domain.
It further assured the general public and stakeholders that the leakage of the Examiners contact details will not compromise the marking process of examination scripts.
The spokesperson in the interview stated “WAEC has not said anything has leaked, we can take responsibility of leaked examiners contact details, but for the leakage of papers, [we do not know anything about it],”.
Meanwhile, the Ghana National Association of Teachers (NAGRAT) and the Minority in Parliament has called for the cancellation of the leaked subject papers including core mathematics and chemistry.
Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe commenting on calls for cancellation of leaked subject papers noted that “every year we hear of leaked questions and all we have done is cancel these questions. But now there are certain things we have to look at because when we cancel exam papers we should be aware that it goes with cost”.
“And so it is just not enough to say that you are cancelling examination papers. There should be a thorough investigation to get to the root cause of the issue so that we ‘kill’ it,” she stated.
According to her, Council has initiated investigations into the disturbing development and reported the matter to the Cyber Crime Department of the Ghana Police Service.