The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following the mass leakage of some examiners details last year says one person suspected to be responsible for the breach has been arrested but investigations are still ongoing.
WAEC comment comes after Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch in its recent 2020 WASSCE report cited the Council has not done anything better to bring individuals behind the examiners details breach to book.
Speaking to Citi News monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Head of Legal at WAEC, Rev. Victor Brew, said one person associated with the leakage of the examiners contact details has been apprehended by the police.
“Talking about investigations into the leaked examiners’ list, we actually had engaged the CID unit to handle the matter. Somebody has been picked up, others are being investigated,” the WAEC official told Accra-based Citi FM.
Asked of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) take on the Africa Education Watch last year’s WASSCE report, Rev. Victor Brew said some portions of the 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,” the lawyer told Citi News.