The Africa Education Watch has commended the Ghana Education Service (GES) for dismissing staff who were caught in examination malpractices in the 2020 West African Senior Schools Certification Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
This was in a document made available to the Ghana News Agency as part of its New Year wishes to the Ministry of Education and all Education Stakeholders.
The Africa Education Watch said that in 2021 significant strides were made in securing commitments from the Ministry of Education and Parliament to reform the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and strengthen accountability and credibility in their examinations.
They further noted that while some issues were long-term, others could be achieved in 2022 and some of these include the need to commission an independent inquiry into the 2021 WASSCE leakages, prosecute staff and WAEC officials, whose actions or inactions may have led to the leakages.
They again stated that the introduction of serialized questions, amendment of the WAEC Act to criminalize examination malpractices and related activities, digitizing questions transmission.
It also noted that the establishment of a regulated external examination sector to regulate examining bodies in Ghana as compared with international standards could help solve examination malpractices.
The Africa Education Watch stressed that the Ministry of Education has to prioritize these key actions in 2022