Ghanaian President Mahama urges West African exams body to fix leakage

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday directed the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to collaborate with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to deal with persons found culpable of leaking examination questions.

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Reports Wednesday said some students in the ongoing West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) had gained access to four examination papers – Oral English,

WassceIntegrated Science, Social Studies, and Physics (Practical), hours before they were due to be taken.

There were also pictures on social media of students copying answers.

Addressing some tertiary students in the Western Region, President Mahama expressed disappointment over the leakage and called on WAEC to put its house in order, adding that although WAEC was an independent body, government required very high standards from its operations.

“We urge WAEC to urgently work to plug all loopholes to protect the integrity of the exams and I have asked the BNI to work with WAEC to deal drastically with anyone found culpable,” he said.

The examination council maintains it will not cancel those papers despite the leakage, as it takes prompt action against those involved in the malpractice. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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