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2021 WASSCE leakage: Let’s shut down WAEC

General News of Saturday, 18 September 2021




A Senior Research Fellow of the Kumasi Technical University, Dr. Smart Sarpong, has expressed disappointment in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over the incessant leak of examination questions and serial cancellation of students’ results that keeps recurring every time students are writing their exams.

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WAEC is said to have rescheduled this year’s Physics and Business Management examinations in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

The two papers were to be written on Wednesday, September 15 but a new date and time is yet to be announced by the regulatory body.

WAEC arrived at this decision following reports that the exam questions got leaked.

Speaking on Peace FM’s flagship programme ‘Kokrokoo’, Dr. Smart Sarpong blamed WAEC authorities for the blunder and called for a complete overhaul of the Council.

He slammed the WAEC officials stating they always would come up with sugar-coated excuses but never rectifies the problem.

“You can have nice words to describe the situation; call it malpractice and so forth. Please, you have lost it; you have lost it. Your systems are down! . . . Some of us don’t have confidence in them any longer . . . Our education is being undermined sincerely.”

He proposed that the Council should be handed over to the Military believing the Military will do a better job eliminating the exam questions leak.

“Let’s shut down WAEC. It’s become one thing too many . . . Let’s shut them down; overhaul the place. If we will allow the Military to take over and so forth, do you get it? The civilians in there are disappointing us,” he told host Kwami Sefa Kayi.

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