The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC) has charged the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to adopt permanent solutions to the problem of examination paper leakages.
Whenever final year Senior High School students sit to write the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (WASSCE), there are issues of leaked examination papers.
The 2020 edition of the annual exam has not been any different. Prior to the start of the theory aspect of the WASSCE, there were reports of leaked Science and Maths papers going viral on social media.
Though WAEC through a statement debunked the claims and assured that it had reported the case to security agencies for investigations, the phenomenon has since become an annual ritual.
In a press release from GNECC, it said it is alarmed by recurring reports of leakage of examination papers and names of examiners in the ongoing WASSCE.
“It is our view that this is the time to find a permanent solution to this perennial issue to preserve the credibility of the examinations conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC)”, the statement from GNECC signed by interim chair Joseph Homadzi has said.
GNECC is calling on WAEC and the GES to explain the cause of frequent breaches of WAEC’s examination system leaking to a report of a leakage every year despite several assurances from the body.
The Education coalition also wants WAEC and GES to allow for an independent investigation to unearth and eliminate permanently the cables behind the examination leakages in the country.
Read the full statement from GNECC below: