The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following the conduct of this year’s BECE and WASSCE for School examination has disclosed to embed QR Codes in each question paper to curb examinations malpractice.
A staff of the Examinations Council in an interview with Citi News said the QR Codes will be embedded in each question paper of candidates to limit cases of examination malpractice which is being recorded annually.
Commenting on how the new technology would make it impossible for prospective candidates to cheat in the forthcoming examination, the WAEC official said the QR Code will track the examination question papers.
According to the Chairman of WAEC, Professor Ato Essuman his outfit will be alerted through the server connected to the code when an unscrupulous individual tries running copies of the WAEC examination question paper.
“Each question paper will have a unique code, linked to a candidate’s index number and identification number. We can hence trace the perpetrators,” Professor Ato Essuman told the Accra-based Citi FM.
Meanwhile, a source at the WAEC office has told Educationweb.com.gh the non-profit-making organization this year will employ mobile phone jammers at various examination centres to interrupt internet connections.
President Akufo-Addo in his address at the 2021 State of the Nation Address also disclosed the Government of Ghana through the West African Examinations Council is working to reduce the cases of exam malpractice.