The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) responsible for the conduct of major examinations in the country has described portions of the 2020 WASSCE report published by Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch as false.
African Education Watch in the recent report sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh indicated the Council intentionally leaked the WASSCE Mathematics questions on the public domain for the benefit of the Akufo-Addo graduates.
This the Watch said contributed to the excellent performance of the first batch of the free Senior High School (free SHS) beneficiaries who sat for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
But, speaking in an interview with Citi FM monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Head of the West African Examinations Council Legal department, Rev. Victor Brew, said the 2020 WASSCE report are fraught with inaccuracies.
“There are a number of inaccuracies in this report that was launched by Africa Education Watch, and we are prepared to speak to these factual inaccuracies. For example, the mention of the leakage of the Mathematics paper in the 2020 WASSCE, and the fact that WAEC had not done much to deal with the matter is not true. It is not true that we did not do anything about the purported leakage.”
“There wasn’t a leakage to the degree that you will say that the paper needed to be annulled. You look at the methodology, and they say they used key informants in selected schools to whom they have signed a non-disclosure agreement to bring out a report. This is supposed to be a report based on research investigation, I think that Africa Education Watch must come again,” Victor Brew told Citi News.
Reacting to the comment of the WAEC official in social media post, the Executive Director of EduWatch, Mr Kofi Asare wrote “WAEC in a statement admitted the leak in Core Math 2 in August 2020, yet denying it was significant.”