WAEC Tasked To Reduce Examination Malpractices

President John Dramani Mahama on Friday tasked the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to put up measures that would reduce the spate of examinations malpractices at all levels.

President John Dramani Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama

He said although last year’s Basic Education Certificate Examinations did not register any malpractice, there was the need to sustain programmes that would eventually make it the thing of the past.

President John Dramani Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama

President Mahama announced this when he inaugurated a WAEC office complex block at Shiashe near Legon.

The project, which began in 1997 but had to be stalled for a number of reasons, was one of the major projects the Mahama administration sourced funding to construct and accommodate the WAEC that takes care of Ghana, The Gamba, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Ghana provided the piece of land and funding for the project that would be used as the Headquarters of the Council for the five English-speaking countries.

The conference rooms and other ancillary offices were completed in 1999.

President Mahama gave the assurance that government would continue to motivate the staff of the Council to step up their performance to eliminate perennial examinations malpractices.

He said he was particularly happy that he had inaugurated the building complex before leaving office and express the hope that the succeeding government would continue to play its role to make the Council more relevant in the country and beyond.

Dr Evelyn Kandakai, Chairperson of the WAEC commended government for devoting resources for the construction and completion of the project.

She said the completion of the building complex would give the personnel the peace of mind to serve beneficiary countries better in the conduct of examinations and other exercises.

Dr Iyi Uwadiae, Registrar of the Council gave the assurance that they would make judicious use of the facility by stepping up their performance above their peers in other sub-regions in Africa.


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