By: Antoinette Serlom Abbah
Education Think Tank, Africa Education Watch has petitioned the Criminal Investigations Department, CID, over alleged massive leaks in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.
The Executive Director of the think tank, Kofi Asare in an interview said they petitioned the CID to investigate the source of the overnight and dawn leakage.
The petition comes after WAEC announced that extracts of questions for the Elective Mathematics 2 Paper and Section ‘A’ of English Language 2, were circulated on some social media platforms prior to the Examination.
Education Think Tank, Africa Education Watch, (Eduwatch) and the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, have been on each other’s nerves over the issue of Examinations Malpractices.
In August 2021, the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) warned that any false information about the ongoing WASSCE would be detrimental to the integrity of the outcome and can hurt the future of the candidates.
WAEC therefore, called on any person or entity that wanted to put out information regarding the Examination to check their facts thoroughly and also involve WAEC.
The Head of National Office at WAEC, Mrs. Wendy Enyonam Addy-Lamptey, made this call while addressing journalists in reaction to a report issued by the African Education Watch (Eduwatch) on its social media platform.
She said the report was false and needed to be condemned.
Eduwatch on August 20,2021 alleged in a post on social media that some Papers of the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) practicals had leaked.
In a rebuttal, Mrs Addy-Lamptey said Eduwatch had been “reckless’’, adding that, “such circulations create needless pressure on WAEC, candidates, parents and stakeholders’’, she posited.