The President of the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), says it is likely candidates sitting for the ongoing WASSCE will be compelled to write tertiary entrance examination before been admitted to any institution.
The entrance exams, Mr Angel Carbonu speaking on Citi FM’s ‘Eyewitness News’ show monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said will be the result of the question leakages recorded in annual BECE and WASSCE.
He said the cases of examination leakage is “is getting more systemized and complicated” adding that the Management of the West African Examinations Council appears to be handicapped in dealing with the menace.
The NAGRAT President said the ‘not ending soon’ question leakages have reduced the value of certificates issued to students by WAEC, a situation he said may force tertiary institutions in the country to conduct the entrance test.
“I will not be surprised that shortly the various councils of the universities will take a decision where students write entrance exams before they get into the universities,” the teacher and NAGRAT member told host of Eyewitness News.
But, a spokeswoman for the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has said her outfit is doing all it can to protect its integrity, safeguard the examination and ensure certificates awarded to candidates do not represent lower standards.
According to her, the Examinations Council despite the postponement of Physics and Business Management papers amid an alleged leakage of the questions has put in place measures to ensure smooth conduct of the 2021 WASSCE.
“The Council wishes to state that it remains focused on its mandate of conducting credible examinations at all levels. Despite the challenges, we are steadfast in our commitment to conduct the 2021 examinations,” she told the media.
This year’s WASSCE for School administered to a total of 446,321 prospective candidates from 965 schools i.e 651 public schools and 314 private schools across the country is expected to end on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Candidates writing the international examination have been advised to desist from any form of malpractice that could lead to the cancellation of their results and being barred from taking examinations conducted by WAEC.
Persons associated with the conduct of the ongoing exams including Invigilators and supervisors similarly have been urged to be vigilant, refrain from taking their mobile phones to the exams hall, and carry out their duties as expected.