WAEC says the questions in the government past questions booklets given to final year SHS students do not represent the questions for this year’s WASSCE for School and that candidates who rely on the Pasco do so at their own peril.
Martin Mensah, the Senior Assistant Registrar Records & Aptitude Test Department – WAEC in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the past question booklet is only to guide the students preparing to sit for the exams.
“I would like to emphasise that past questions are materials sent out to guide the candidates on how to answer the WASSCE questions but if you rely on them and these questions do not drop you will be in hot waters,” he stated.
The WAEC Senior Assistant Registrar encouraged the prospective candidates to study their books and go by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the international examination to be administered in September this year.
The West African Examinations Council has disclosed 446,321 candidates representing 221,437 males and 234,884 from 965 Senior High Schools, i.e 651 public schools and 314 private schools in Ghana are sitting for the WASSCE.
All persons associated with the conduct of the final examination for the second batch of free SHS beneficiaries including supervisors and invigilators have been urged to be guided by the rules of the international examination.
“We urge them to be vigilant, refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall and carry out their duties as expected. Curbing examination malpractice is a collective responsibility,” It told supervisors at a meeting.
Candidates similarly have been advised to comply with the rules and regulations of the examination and the novel Covid-19 protocols and avoid any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their subject results.
“Avoid any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their results and being barred from taking examinations conducted by West African Examinations Council,” the not for profit organization has urged candidates.