The Ministry of Education (MoE) under the auspices of the central government has set up a committee to investigate the alleged leakage of the just ended 2021 WASSCE Food & Nutrition practical paper conducted by WAEC.
The Public Relations Officer of the Education Ministry, Mr Kwasi Kwarteng in an interview with Citi News monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum Tuesday tasked a committee to probe the issue.
“So far as I am concerned, the Minister of Education has engaged them and an investigation process is ongoing and WAEC has come out with their response and EduWatch has also come out with a [counter] claim,” he stated.
Asked when the Committee will submit a report of their investigation into the alleged WASSCE Food & Nutrition Paper 3 to the Education Minister, the spokesman said he was not aware of specific timelines concerning the report.
MoE’s decision to probe the alleged leakage the West African Examinations Council has denied follows a claim by Africa Education Watch indicating the questions for Food & Nutrition leaked a day before the conduct of the exams.
The Executive Director of the Education Think Tank in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said “Today’s Food and Nutrition Paper 3 which was scheduled for 1:30 PM, was leaked on social media at 6:00 am yesterday and 11:06 AM.”
But, the Management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) reacting to the WASSCE paper leakage allegations described the report of the Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) as misleading and untrue.
“While the actual paper requested candidates to prepare, cook and serve a three-course meal for an ulcer patient, the purported leaked question paper received from Eduwatch requested for a two-course meal for a lactating mother. “
“Furthermore, the screenshot question paper forwarded to us by Eduwatch was full of spelling and grammatical errors and that could certainly not have emanated from WAEC,” the Examinations Council stated in a press release.
Mr Kofi Asare, the Executive Director of EduWatch Tuesday met with Dr Adutwum and the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to discuss measures to curb the leakage of the international examination questions