Africa Education Watch has postponed the launch of its 2022 edition of the WASSCE monitoring report that gives insights and recommendations on what could have been better in the conduct of the WASSCE for School.
previously slated for September 28, 2022, the Executive Director of EduWatch, Mr Kofi Asare has told AcademicWeek that the controversial 2022 academic year WASSCE monitoring report will be launched in early October this year.
Giving an excerpt of the 2022 WASSCE monitoring report in a social media post, the Watch said most WAEC officials at the examination centre are bribed by school authorities to permit answers transmission, copying and impersonation.
“Our experience in some WASSCE tourism districts indicates that fewer than GH¢100,000 is required to put local invigilators and security to sleep,” the Education Policy Research and Advocacy Organization stated in the post.
A total of 422,883 prospective candidates representing 203,753 boys and 219,130 girls from 977 Senior High Schools made up of 673 public schools and 304 private schools sat for the just-ended WASSCE at 775 examination centres.
About sixty (60) subjects, comprising four (4) core and fifty-six (56) electives were made available to prospective candidates who participated in the 2022 West African Senior School Certificate Examination to choose from.
The national examination which commenced on Monday, August 1, 2022, with the Visual Art Project Work options ended on September 27, 2022, with ICT Paper 3 Practical.
The 2022 report will be the third time EduWatch has published a statement on the international examination conducted for Senior High School students supervised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
A lawsuit by the West African Examinations Council threatened the maiden edition of the Africa Education Watch report over a claim that 2022 WASSCE questions were intentionally leaked to the first beneficiaries of the free SHS.
The Head of Public Affairs at WAEC, Mrs Agnes Teye Cudjoe, at a press briefing monitored by AcademicWeek said her outfit considered the suit because the think tank did not consult the Council before publishing the WASSCE report.
Denying the Watch’s accusation, Teye Cudjoe insisted no questions were leaked from WAEC to students. The Head of the WAEC Legal department, Rev. Victor Brew, on his part said the 2020 WASSCE report was fraught with inaccuracies.