Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organization, Africa Education Watch has said it will support the government and the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) in their effort to curb exam malpractice this year.
The Watch comment comes after President Nana Akufo-Addo Tuesday in his State of the Nation Address announced the government will introduce new measures to curb cases of examination leakages and malpractice.
“The government is working through the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to introduce new measures to curb examination malpractice and leakages this year,” His Excellency Akufo-Addo stated.
According to Africa Education Watch, curbing exam malpractice and leakages was one of their proposal submitted to the Ministry of Education before the vetting of Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the new Education Minister.
“We are happy to note that one of our post-manifesto proposals submitted to the new Minister of Education before his vetting has been adopted/mentioned by his Excellency in SONA 21,” EduWatch stated.
The Education Think Thank in a social media post sighted by Educationweb.com.gh noted the move to prevent exam malpractices will in the coming year salvage the credibility of the WASSCE Certificate.
“Since Eduwatch has a project on Reforming WAEC, we are happy to support government in this endeavor. Watch out for our WAEC Report soon,” Executive Director of EduWatch, Mr Kofi Asare stated in the post.