The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has cautioned Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch to desist from circulating fake WASSCE papers on various social media platforms and describing them as leaked papers.
WAEC comment comes after the Education Watch last week reported the 2021 WASSCE Food and Nutrition practical paper leaked a day before the conduct of the paper scheduled for Friday, August 20, 2021, at 1:30 PM.
In a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, EduWatch said “Today’s Food and Nutrition Paper 3 which was scheduled for 1:30 pm was leaked on social media at 6:00 a.m. yesterday and 11:06 a.m. today.”
The Education Think Tank continued the “Eduwatch is monitoring WASSCE with the support of OXFAM, and will continue collaborating with WAEC to improve accountability in the Education Assessment Sector,”
But, the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) responding to the claims of the Africa Education Watch said the alleged leaked Food and Nutrition Paper 3 is fake and does not represent the original questions for the exams.
“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.
According to the Council, Instructions to the Foods and Nutrition was distributed to Heads of School on August 16, 2021, to enable teachers to prepare for the conduct of the actual paper which was taken on Friday, August 20.
WAEC has, therefore, advised the Watch to stop the reckless circulation of alleged leaked examinations papers on social media platforms as it puts needless pressure on WAEC, candidates, parents, and our various stakeholders.
“The Council is at a loss as to the real intentions behind Eduwatch’s actions. If care is not taken, the reputations of institutions and the nation as a whole could be irreparably damaged in the eyes of the international community.”