WAEC as the 2021 edition of WASSCE for School starts today September 1, 2021, has cautioned candidates to be wary of individuals and rogue websites that promise them the WASSCE questions ahead of the conduct of the examination.
Speaking at a press briefing monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, Mrs Wendy Addy-Lamptey, the Head of National at Office – WAEC advised the candidates to concentrate on their books and desist from any form of malpractices.
“We wish to caution all candidates to be wary of the activities of websites such as this which deceive them and turn their attention from their books,” the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) official told the media at the briefing.
According to her, the security operatives including the Police Service and National Intelligence Bureau are working hand in hand with the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) to bring operators of the rogue websites to book.
“The security operatives including the Ghana Police Service and National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) are on the alert and have assured us that they are working to bring these perpetrators to book,” Mrs Wendy Addy-Lamptey stated.
To ensure the smooth administration of the 2021 international examination, the WAEC head appealed to teachers, supervisors and invigilators to be vigilant and refrain from taking their mobile phones to the examination hall.
She further entreated the candidates to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the WASSCE and avoid any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their results and being barred from WAEC exams.
A total of 446,321 final year students representing 221,437 males and 234,884 females from 965 schools i.e 651 public schools and 314 private schools in Ghana from September 1, 2021, will officially sit for the examination at 763 centres.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School when commenced Wednesday, September 1, 2021, will end on Friday, October 8, 2021, for the second batch of free SHS beneficiaries.