The Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Mr Kofi Asare has described the legal action the West African Examinations Council has said is considering taking against his outfit over the 2020 WASSCE report as unfortunate.
Speaking in an interview with Citi FM monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, Mr Asare said the 2020 WASSCE report is a proposal on how the Council can improve the conduct of the national examinations and not undermine their integrity.
“It is unfortunate that WAEC is threatening to take legal action against Africa Education Watch for its recent report. We are minded of the public interest and our focus is to support the government to reform the educational sector going forward and operate in a way that is more efficient and credible for the Ghanaian public,” he told Citi FM.
The lawsuit threat comes after the Civil society organization in its recent report indicated the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) intentionally leaked the 2020 WASSCE questions to candidates who sat for the examination.
Following the claim, Agnes Teye Cudjoe, a spokeswoman for the Examinations Council Tuesday at press briefing announced her outfit is considering legal actions against the Think Tank over the ‘false’ WASSCE report.
The Exams body also commenting on last year’s leakage of examiners contact details said one person has been arrested adding that it had identified and fixed the technological failure that led to the mass leakage.