WASSCE leak: See the 11 schools being monitored by WAEC

BY: Kweku Zurek
WASSCE leak: See the 11 schools being monitored by WAEC
Head of the Test Administration Division of WAEC, Mr. George Ohene-Mantey

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has published a list of 11 schools that it is monitoring following tip-offs of 'intents to cheat' at the said schools.

WAEC in a statement said it was also withdrawing some supervisors and invigilators from supervising the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) pending further sanctions.

See the 11 schools below;

  • Ejisu Senior High Technical School
  • Anlo-Afiadenyigba Senior High School,
  • Tepa Senior High School
  • Yeji Senior High Technical School
  • King David College, Somanya
  • Ideal College, Sunyani
  • Christ the King Senior High School, Obuasi
  • Modern Senior High School, Kpong
  • Modern Senior High School, Kintampo
  • Oyoko Methodist Senior High School
  • Klo Agogo Senior High School

Cheating

A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of WAEC confirmed that "extracts of parts of the questions" for the Mathematics (Elective) 2 and Section A of English Language 2 papers written on September 9 and September 13 respectively were circulated on some social media platforms.

However, WAEC said the circulation of the extracts was not extensive.

Rescheduling of Physics and Business Management papers

In a bid to safeguard the integrity of the examination, WAEC said it had also rescheduled the Physics 2 & 1 and Business Management 2 & 1 Papers originally scheduled for today (September 15).

"A new date for the rescheduled papers will be communicated in due course. However, Auto Mechanics 2 & 1 will be administered today, 15th September, 2021 at 14:00 hours as scheduled," the statement said.

2021 WASSCE

The 2021 WASSCE which commenced on August 16, 2021, is ongoing at the 763 centres. Thirty-three papers including Arabic, Financial Accounting, French, Graphic Design, Mathematics (Elective), Biology and English Language have been administered to candidates.

According to WAEC, a number of examination irregularities have been recorded at some centres.

These include:

- Inside-examination-hall malpractice as a result of poor supervision and invigilation.

- Institutionalized examination malpractice i.e. execution of pre-arranged plans to assist candidates to cheat by solving questions and distributing solutions to the candidates

- Smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls by candidates awaiting solutions from platforms they have made payments to

- Snapping of question papers at some centres and posting same on various WhatsApp platforms.

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