Gov’t to collaborate with WAEC to institute measures to reduce exam malpractice-Pres Akufo Addo. 

By | March 9, 2021

Exam malpractices as been a serious challenge in the Ghana education sector mostly in west African senior school certificate examination (WASSCE) and Basic education certificate examination (BECE), this is so disheartening and making successive students to feel relax and wait during examination time then they will begin to involve themselves in all kind of exam malpractices.

Examination malpractices seem to become normal in our educational system where some students in sought of buying textbook to learn and write their exams will rather use those monies to buy smartphones which will enable them to save answers to questions so that they can send them into the exam halls to copy and pass.

H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in his 2021 state of the Nation Address (SONA 2021) state it clearly that Government will collaborate with the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to ensure that measures are put in place to ensure that examination malpractices in both WASSCE and BECE examination are curb.

The last year 2020, WAEC brought out a statistic about the performance of students who wrote the 2020 WASSCE and the malpractices of students whereas followed;

The Subject Results of 2,383 candidates have been cancelled for engaging in collusion, bringing foreign material to the examination hall and tearing part of their question papers to solicit assistance.

The Entire Results of 480 candidates have been cancelled for bringing mobile phones to the examination hall.

The Entire Results of 384 candidates have been withheld pending the conclusion of investigations into various cases of examination malpractice detected during and after the conduct of the examination.

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In the meantime, scripts of candidates from 122 schools in certain subjects are undergoing scrutiny.

The withheld results of candidates may be canceled or released based on the outcome of the investigations.

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