The West African Examinations Council ,WAEC has published a list of eleven schools that it is monitoring following tip-offs of ‘intents to cheat’ at the said schools.
WAEC in a statement says it was also withdrawing some supervisors and invigilators from supervising the West African Senior School Certificate Examination,WASSCE, pending further sanctions.
The Eleven Schools are,
Ejisu Senior High Technical School
Anlo-Afiadenyigba Senior High School,
Tepa Senior High School
Yeji Senior High Technical School
King David College, Somanya
Ideal College, Sunyani
Christ the King Senior High School, Obuasi
Modern Senior High School, Kpong
Modern Senior High School, Kintampo
Oyoko Methodist Senior High School
Klo Agogo Senior High School
A statement issued by the Public Affairs Department of WAEC confirmed that “extracts of parts of the questions” for the Mathematics, (Elective) 2 and Section A of English Language 2 papers written on September 9 and September 13 respectively were circulated on some social media platforms.
In a bid to safeguard the integrity of the examination, WAEC says it had also rescheduled the Physics 2 & 1 and Business Management 2 & 1 Papers originally scheduled for today wednesday,September 15.
It says A new date for the rescheduled papers will be communicated in due course.
WAEC However says, Auto Mechanics 2 & 1 have been administered on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 14:00 hours as scheduled,”
The 2021 WASSCE which commenced on August 16, 2021, is ongoing at the 763 centres. Thirty-three papers including Arabic, Financial Accounting, French, Graphic Design, Mathematics (Elective), Biology and English Language have been administered to candidates.
According to WAEC, a number of examination irregularities have been recorded at some centres.
Inside-examination-hall malpractice as a result of poor supervision and invigilation.
– Institutionalized examination malpractice i.e. execution of pre-arranged plans to assist candidates to cheat by solving questions and distributing solutions to the candidates
– Smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls by candidates awaiting solutions from platforms they have made payments to
– Snapping of question papers at some centres and posting same on various WhatsApp platforms.