WAEC consults stakeholders before cancelling results

BY: Emmanuel Bonney
WAEC consults stakeholders before cancelling results

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) does not take a unilateral decision to cancel the examination results of candidates found to have engaged in malpractices, the Head of National Office of WAEC, Very Rev. Samuel Nii Nmai Ollennu, has said.

According to him, the cancellation of the results of all candidates was done in collaboration with a number of stakeholders, including the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Very Rev. Ollennu said this during an education seminar for members of the media organised by the council in Accra.

He indicated that when candidates were found to have engaged in any examination malpractice, the council did not just cancel their results and end it there, but report the supervisors of the centres where the incidents occurred to the GES for disciplinary action.

That, he said, was because the supervisors were employees of the GES and not WAEC.

“We just do not cancel the results of candidates and leave it there. The supervisors are reported to the GES for disciplinary action,” he explained.

Very Rev. Ollennu called on the media to support the council in the fight against examination malpractices since it could not do it alone.

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Regarding the leaks of question papers, he said previously WAEC was outsourcing the printing of examination questions to some local printers and they were found to be responsible for the leaks of the questions.

However, he said since WAEC stopped outsourcing the questions, leaks of examination questions had stopped.

Very Rev. Ollennu warned that the country’s education system would be in big trouble if examination results were not genuine, adding that the country would end up producing miscreants, among other anti-social personalities.