Africa Education Watch after it last week reported the leakage of a 2021 WASSCE paper has met with the Minister for Education and Director-General for the Ghana Education Service virtually to discuss measures to curb the leakages.
The meeting which took off on Zoom today saw the Executive Director of EduWatch, Mr Kofi Asare presenting what he described as irrefutable and sacred evidence of last Friday’s leaked WASSCE Food & Nutrition paper 3 to Adutwum.
The Think Tank in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Zoom meeting was to discuss ways to strengthen the questions security of WAEC with immediately actionable steps to address demand and supply-side issues.
“Eduwatch appreciates the commitment of the Ministry of Education to improve the credibility of our pre-tertiary assessment system which has been bedevilled with regular leaks over the past decade,” Mr Kofi stated in the post.
According to him, the Africa Education Watch and partners are closely monitoring the conduct of the ongoing 2021 WASSCE for School to ensure credibility and accountability in Ghana’s public pretertiary education assessment space.
“Eduwatch and partners are monitoring WASSCE from over 100 schools nationwide to support government’s efforts to improve the credibility and accountability in Ghana’s public pretertiary education assessment space,” he said.
The Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organization also suggested for the central government to digitize the distribution of the WAEC question papers from depots to various examination centres to slow the papers leakages.
“We call for increased security of WAEC question papers from the depots to the Centres, and a digitization of the questions transmission process to minimise, if not remove the human elements involved,” the Watch has urged.
Meanwhile, the West African Examinations Council has denied the alleged leakage of the Food & Nutrition practical paper which the Education Think Tank has said popped up on social media a day before the conduct of the exams.