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Entrusting our educational assessment to WAEC not safe – MoE told

The Ghana National Council of Private Schools (GNACOPS) has called the Ministry of Education (MoE) to break the monopoly of West African Examinations Council to ensure improvement in the educational assessment system.


GNACOPS request follows the postponement of the conduct of the 2021 WASSCE Physics and Business Management papers as a result of a mass leakage of the questions on various social media platforms a day to the paper.

The Council reacting to the unfortunate incident in a post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the monopoly enjoyed by WAEC in conducting examinations for students is a threat to the educational assessment system.

According to the Private Schools Council, the central government inviting other examining body’s to compete the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) will help solve the issues of annual cases of questions leakages.

In a related development, Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch has petitioned the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to investigate the sources of the leakage of the WASSCE papers.

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“We submitted a compendium of evidence to the Director-General of the CID, petitioning him to investigate the sources of the overnight and dawn leakage of 5 papers including today’s re-scheduled Physics paper 2,” it stated.

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