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WAEC to embed QR codes in questions papers to curb exam malpractices

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The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), is set to embed a QR Code in each question paper that will be linked to candidates’ index and identification numbers to curb examination malpractices.

Speaking at the 69th Annual Council meeting, the Council said this technology and other interventions would make it impossible to duplicate examination questions.

Chairman of WAEC, Professor Ato Essuman explained that the new innovation will track question papers through the QR code so whenever anyone tries to run copies of a question paper, they will be alerted through their server.

The Council has consistently been criticized for examination malpractices that mar its external exams.

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