The National Union of Ghana Students NUGS has noted regrettably, with extreme trepidation and anger the leakage of some Subjects (yet again) in this year’s WASSCE.
Indeed, the general public may recall that this is not the first time this unfortunate incident has happened, with reference to the last BECE, and time without number, there have been no known proactive measures on the part of the West African Examinations Council WAEC, to protect the integrity of the Certificates it awards to our younger BECE and WASSCE brothers and sisters, who are under the umbrella of the National Union of Ghana Students, NUGS.
NUGS would however want to send a very strong note of caution to WAEC that this will be the very last time that the innocent students will be made scapegoats of an indiscretion that has nothing to do with them, and we as a Students Union are ready and willing to participate in any discourse aimed at situating the solution, outside blaming students and victimizing them with rewrites.
NUGS urges WAEC to rather look within its institution, and its notorious monopoly as a council because some of its officials and agencies are competent at Examination leakages and administrative indiscipline, where Social media is awashed with examination papers hours, sometimes days before they are written.
NUGS is prepared to take this fight to the highest level; to even advocate if need be, for a reconsideration of the seemingly outdated agreement that ties the Republic of Ghana and our students to the indiscretion of WAEC; and again if need be, shall go as far as the Law Courts for the remedial measure of putting the West African Examinations Council WAEC back on track or replacing it.
We hereby call on WAEC to as a matter of urgency investigate the chronic leakages, make public its findings; prosecute individuals found culpable, and institute the necessary reforms needed to salvage its image.
It is important to note that NUGS is engaging Public Interest lawyers and based on their expert advice, we will consider a court action against WAEC