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WAEC Investigates Leakage of Examination Papers

WAEC-Logo-nThe West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) has commenced investigations into circumstances that led to the leakage of some papers in the ongoing Senior High School Certificate Examination.

WAEC Monday announced the cancellation of the government 1 and 2 papers explaining, the papers had been compromised. Students across the country will have to re-sit the papers on May 17, 2013.

Public Affairs Director of WAEC, Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, has said a nationwide inquiry has been launched while preparations are made for students to re-write the leaked papers.

She revealed there are a number of factors that may have led the leakage of the examination papers.

According to her, there were some reports of a break in into a depot where the question papers were stored, but also the leakage could be from the printing press where they print the exam papers.

She said in other instances, students had access to the question papers at some examination centres before the test begun.

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) on Monday cancelled Government 1&2 examination papers after “routine inspections” revealed that the secrecy of papers before examination date, have been “compromised”, a statement issued in Accra said.

The Examination Council which is conducting the May/June 2013 West African Senior School Examinations (WASSCE) said they had found students with “materials” that suggested papers had been leaked.

Mrs. Agnes Cudjoe, Principal Public Affairs Officer who signed that statement said, WAEC “regrets” this uncomfortable measure.

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Source: myjoyonline.com

7 comments

  1. i am disappoint in waec council of ghana. The core mathes which was written today 30 april also leaked. Even tomato sellers using whatsapp all saw the paper. Some schools had the and students were ask to sleep in the school. The question were solved like past questions and this will discourage students from learning since they will recieve questions. My junior sister had the question and even helped her before going to write her exams. Therefore something should be done to core core mathes .

  2. i think what john is saying is true. Because i had the question my self and a friend of my who is phone repairer to me he had the question. So i also think something should be done immediately .

  3. JOSEPHLINHO EFFIONG ASUQUO

    My reply to this issue is that the members involve in the waec council need to b certain espercialy when it has what to with the future of the student because there is nothing that will cause the revelation of this papers if not money money causes them to reveal tis papers but the fail to understand that they are destroying the life of this childrens you come to understand that if u expose this papers for them to see definately you are puting their life in a risk because to those that don’t know but cheat and pass outside there you will not be with him or her to defend it and this may cause an open shame and disgrace to them and a regrate if i may say so. Thanks. From JOSEPHLINHO.

  4. yesterday 28th september, 2013,the novdec intergrated science leaked,i want waec to carry an immediate investigation and cancel the paper with immediate effect,because what is really going on in the country ghana,is not fair at all,some students burn candles to study,and others just early at dawn and in the morning get the questions and answers to write and pass,without any toil,and those are the people who finish and make noise in the room while the others are striving to write and they disturb them as well,so please do something about immediately

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