Don’t cheat in WASSCE - GES Director-General cautions candidates      

BY: Severious Kale-Dery
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa  — Director-General of the GES
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa — Director-General of the GES

Director-General of the GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa has cautioned candidates writing the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) against engaging in examination malpractices.

He warned the students and teachers against the practice saying there were consequences that came with such acts.

“I encourage the candidates not to indulge in examination malpractices to save themselves from all unforeseen embarrassment, trauma and anxiety and I believe this time round, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) would be vigilant and ensure a hitch-free examination,” he said.

Prof Opoku-Amankwa, in a special message to wish the candidates well in the examination was hopeful that the invigilators, supervisors and all those who had a role to play to ensure it is devoid of cheating would conduct themselves in a manner that would make this year’s examination hitch-free.

He expressed gratitude to the heads and management of the various schools, the teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and all partners for their respective roles culminating in the commencement of the examination.

Even though the examination began on August 16, 2021, with practicals for a section of the candidates, today, all of them are taking the paper which begins at 8.30 am.

He assured the candidates that whatever that they would encounter in the examination hall would not be different from what they had been taught over the years.

Remedial materials

Ahead of the 2021 WASSCE, the GES distributed over 446,954 remedial materials to final-year senior high school (SHS) students in preparation for the examination.

The remedial materials contained packs of past questions from 2015 to 2020 and a guide on how to answer them as well as the chief examiners reports to help guide the candidates ahead of the WASSCE.

In addition to the booklets, the GES presented 140 digital recordings of lessons in Core Mathematics, English Language, Integrated Science and Social Studies to the schools.

The Core Mathematics has 30 lessons, English Language, 40 lessons and Social Studies, 30 lessons.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa, said the distribution of the items formed part of the government’s intervention to assist second-cycle schools.