The Metro Director of Education, Mr David Oppong and the Deputy Director of Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Yvonne Naboo following the conduct of the ongoing 2021 WASSCE has toured some Senior High Schools in Kumasi.
The monitoring exercise the KMA Deputy Director in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said was to check if the prospective candidates sitting for the international examination are adhering to the novel Covid-19 safety protocols.
“The exercise was to monitor the start of the core subjects schedule as well as assess the adherence to the COVID -19 safety protocols, we visited T. I Ahmadiyya SHS, Kumasi Anglican SHS and Serwaa Nyarko Girls Senior High School,”
In a related development, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the Ministry of Education and WAEC are partnering to serialize examination question papers to curb the annual cases of cheating and leakages.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum disclosed this during his visit to some selected Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Greater Accra hosting candidates of the ongoing West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
He speaking to the media said the serialization and digitization of the question papers will lead to the Examinations Council setting multiple versions of the same questions to make it extremely difficult for candidates to cheat.
“MoE and WAEC are putting in place measures to curb the practice through serialization and digitization which leads to the setting of 10 different versions of the same examination making it extremely difficult to cheat,” Yaw stated.
Some of the centres the Education Minister visited were the Frafraha Community Senior High School, West African SHS and the Kwabenya SHS. Deputy Education Minister, Ntim Fordjour has also said he Monday visited 7 schools.