A Ranking Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education following the postponement of two WASSCE papers amid leakage says Parliament will soon summon the Minister for Education and WAEC over the exam leakages.
Peter Nortsu-Kotoe speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, said he last Friday filed an urgent question for the Education Minister to appear before the House to answer questions on the unfortunate incident.
“On the case of the exam leakages, I last Friday filed an urgent question for the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum and WAEC to appear before Parliament to answer several questions,” the Committee member said.
According to him, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) ahead of the conduct of the ongoing examination assured the Education Committee it had put in place measures to ensure no cases of leakages are recorded.
But, the Council, unfortunately, Wednesday, September 15, 2021, had to postpone the administration of the 2021 WASSCE Physics and Business Management papers after questions for the examination leaked on social media.
“The Office has rescheduled the Physics and Business Management papers originally scheduled for today, Wednesday, 15th September 2021. A new date for the rescheduled papers will be announced in due course,” it stated in a release.
The rescheduled Physics and Business Management WASSCE papers, the not-for-profit-making organization (WAEC) Saturday, September 18, 2021, said will be administered on October 1, 2021, and 7, 2021 respectively.
In a related development, a rogue Telegram group operator identified as Godfred Darko allegedly responsible for the leakage of the question papers has been arrested by security operatives of the West African Examinations Council.
Alias Mr Phresh, the administrator of the ‘Apor’ Telegram group dubbed Jerusalema, the source Friday told EducationWeb.com.gh was captured at Kasoa in the Central Region and handed over to the police for investigations.
“The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has managed to arrest the operator of one popular Apor WhatsApp group dubbed Jerusalema, he is Godfred Darko alias Mr Phresh from Central Region,” the WAEC official stated.
He said the security operatives are in search of other administrators and moderators including Marcus, Gyimah Motive, Marshal and Sir Ebe of the infamous 2021 WASSCE questions leakage group.