The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch following a yet to be launched independent report of 2020 WASSCE has urged the Ghana Education Service to strengthen the ban on students’ use of mobile phones in Senior High Schools.
According to Mr Kofi Asare, GES banning the use of smartphones by students in schools will be a step in the right direction to curb exam malpractice as there is rarely a final year SHS 3 boarding student without a mobile phone.
“Efforts to curb exam irregularities on campus must begin with disrupting the supply chain for questions through breaking social media communication between question merchants and students,” the Education economist stated.
The policy analyst in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh furthered that “the ban on phones, which has never been effective, must be reinforced by Senior High Schools (SHSs).”
Meanwhile, a West African Examinations Council (WAEC) staff has told EducationWeb his outfit this year will introduce smartphone jammers at various exam centres to reduce examination malpractices in the examination hall.
President Akufo-Addo in his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in his second-term government also announced the government through WAEC this year will introduce new measures to curb examination leakages of 2021 WASSCE questions.