Education Think Tank – Africa Education Watch after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) did not invite them to its stakeholders’ forum slated for August 15, 2022, has said their representative will be present at the summit.
The Director of the EduWatch, Kofi Asare in a post sighted by AcademicWeek said his outfit will continue to criticize the non-profit-making organization until examination fraud and malpractices are completely eradicated from Ghana.
“Dear WAEC, we know you did not invite Eduwatch for very obvious reasons, but we shall be fully represented. We are in this marriage forever until examination fraud and malpractices are completely eradicated from Ghana,” he stated.
On the theme “Seventy of years Reliable Educational Assessment – the Journey, Challenges and the Way Forward,” the host of Citi FM’s ‘Eye Witness News’ show, Umaru Sanda Amanda is the moderator for the WAEC stakeholders forum.
Meanwhile, the Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) following the conduct of the 2022 WASSCE has announced to assist the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and Ghana Education Service (GES) to end WASSCE fraud.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek, the Watch said the general public can report any unusual activity before, during or after the administration of the WASSCE to Africa Education Watch or call their WASSCE desk.
“If you see something unusual before or during WASSCE, call our WASSCE Desk at 0303975001/0201888889 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org,” the Executive Director of the Education Think Tank, Kofi Asare stated in the post.
He has also petitioned the management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) not to use Senior High School (SHS) teachers as invigilators for the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
In an appeal to the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Mr Kofi Asare said international best practice indicates teachers should not be used as invigilators in external exams due to the potential for conflicting interests.
The EduWatch Director has further advised the Ministry of Education and CID to prioritize criminal investigations and prosecution of suspected criminals in the examination irregularities value chain to make the ‘Apor’ business a risky one.