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WAEC sued over leakage of WASSCE examiners details

BY: graphic.com.gh

A Civil Society Organisation, Africa Education Watch, has sued the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over the publication of a list of contact details of examiners for the 2020 WASSCE on social media.

Africa Education Watch, in a suit filed at the Accra High Court on Tuesday, September 29, argued that the “careless” conduct of WAEC could compromise the just ended 2020 WASSCE [West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination] results.

In its statement of claim, the plaintiff argued that although WAEC had apologised and assured the public that what was leaked was not the final markers list, an SMS making the rounds suggest that the names on the leaked document had been invited to attend a coordination and conference marking of the 2020 WASSCE scripts.

This, according to Africa Education Watch, was an indictment on WAEC and raised credibility and integrity issues about the marking standards of the 2020 WASSCE.

Africa Education Watch is therefore praying the court to among other things order WAEC to halt meeting the listed examiners meant to mark and grade the results of all WAEC examinations until new appointments are made to exclude every name on the leaked documents making rounds on social media.

It also wants the court to restrain WAEC, their agents and assigns from purporting to act in any manner that contravenes the laid down rules, regulations and general principles regarding the conduct of external examinations in Ghana.

Below is a copy of the writ of summons and statement of claim