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Increase supervisors, invigilators pay to end leakage – WAEC told

Africa Education Watch as part of proposals to end questions leakage has called on the West African Examinations Council to increase supervisors and invigilators pay saying the current remuneration given to them is not enough

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The Watch in a 2021 WASSCE monitoring report copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said fees given to supervisors and invigilators when increased and paid on time would not make them compromise the invigilation of an examination.

“At present, WAEC pays external supervisors an amount of GHC 25 per session with invigilators earning GHC 14. This paltry amount, which is not even enough to cover transportation costs for many supervisors and invigilators,” it said.

According to the Think Tank, the current GHC25.00 per session for an external supervisor and GHC14.00 for invigilators, which even ends up arriving close to a year after the conduct of a paper, is a complete demotivator.

“To motivate supervisors and invigilators, WAEC must increase their fees and ensure prompt payment of the same. The current GHC 25 per session for an external supervisor and GHC 14 for invigilators is a demotivator,” it stated.

EduWatch in the WASSCE report said some external supervisors during the administration of the international examination were compromised thus the need for WAEC to introduce CCTV cameras at various examination centres.

“To minimize examination malpractice, CCTV cameras should be installed at all examination centres, including their immediate precincts, and monitored by external agents,” Africa Education Watch stated in its WASSCE report.

The Education Watch has also advised the Examinations Council to recruit and deploy adequate external supervisors to man every examination centre during every paper and ensure they stay throughout until the end of each session.

The non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has been urged to reduce the percentages of marks emanating from final examinations to 50% while increasing continuous assessment through activity-based assessment from 30% to 50%.

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