The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education are putting in place measures to serialize examination question papers to curb cases of cheating and leakages recorded each year.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education disclosed this during his visit to some selected Senior High Schools (SHSs) in Greater Accra hosting candidates of the ongoing West African Senior High School Certificate Examination.
He speaking to journalists said the serialization and digitization of the question papers will lead to the Examinations Council setting multiple versions of the same questions to make it extremely difficult for candidates to cheat.
“MoE and WAEC are putting in place measures to curb the practice through serialization and digitization which leads to the setting of 10 different versions of the same examination making it extremely difficult to cheat,” he stated.
Some of the centres the Education Minister visited are the Frafraha Community Senior High School, West African SHS and the Kwabenya SHS. Deputy Education Minister, John Ntim Fordjour has also said he Monday visited 7 schools.
Meanwhile, the Council responsible for the conduct of the ongoing international examination has cautioned all final year students partaking in this year’s WASSCE for School to desist from engaging in examination malpractice.
Wendy Addy-Lamptey, the Head of National Office – WAEC at a press briefing monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said her outfit will not hesitate to cancel the entire or some subject results of candidates who cheat in the exams.
She urged the second batch of the free SHS beneficiaries to abide by the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the West African Senior High School Certificate Examination to ensure its smooth administration at various centres.
“Let me advise all candidates to shun any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their results and being barred from taking examinations conducted by WAEC,” Mrs Addy told WASSCE candidates at the briefing.