The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has published a list of 11 schools that it is monitoring following tip-offs of ‘intents to cheat’ at the said schools.
WAEC in a statement said it was also withdrawing some supervisors and invigilators from supervising the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) pending further sanctions.
See the 11 schools below;
1. Ejisu Senior High Technical School
2. Anlo-Afiadenyigba Senior High School,
3. Tepa Senior High School
4. Yeji Senior High Technical School
5. King David College, Somanya
6. Ideal College, Sunyani
7. Christ the King Senior High School, Obuasi
8. Modern Senior High School, Kpong
9. Modern Senior High School, Kintampo
10. Oyo Ko Methodist Senior High School
11. 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.
However, WAEC said the circulation of the extracts was not extensive.
Rescheduling of Physics and Business Management papers
In a bid to safeguard the integrity of the examination, WAEC said it had also rescheduled the Physics 2 & 1 and Business Management 2 & 1 Papers originally scheduled for today (September 15).
“A new date for the rescheduled papers will be communicated in due course. However, Auto Mechanics 2 & 1 will be administered today, 15th September 2021 at 14:00 hours as scheduled,” the statement said.
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, several 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.