The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says it has received tip-offs from a number of concerned citizens including teachers of some Senior High Schools (SHSs) of the plans taken by candidates to cheat in WASSCE.
In a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Council said some teachers have collected monies from the final year students to enable them to cheat during the conduct of the examination with the connivance of invigilators.
“The Council has received tip-offs from a number of concerned citizens, some of the teachers of some schools, of plans being hatched and monies being collected to enable candidates to cheat during the examination”
According to the Examinations Council, it has contacted the Authorities of such Senior High Schools and cautioned them of their plans adding that their actions may lead to the cancellation of the entire subject results of their students.
The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) advising persons who will be associated with the administration of the international examination appealed to Supervisors and Invigilators to be guided by the rules of the examination.
“We urge them to be vigilant, refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall and carry out their duties as expected,” the Management of the West African Examinations Council urged in the post.
“Curbing examination malpractice is a collective responsibility, as such members of the public should exercise restraint and ensure that they do the necessary due diligence before issuing any report,” it urged the general public.
The 446,321 prospective candidates who will from September to October sit for the 2021 WASSCE for School Candidates have been urged to comply with the rules and regulations of the examination and the COVID 19 protocols.
“Avoid any form of malpractice which could lead to the cancellation of their results and being barred from taking examinations conducted by WAEC,” the not for profit Examinations Body advised the final year SHS students.