All examinations administered by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) from 2023 will be serialised to end cases of examination malpractice, an official of the Commission has disclosed.
Speaking at a workshop, the Head, of Standards, Curriculum Dept. and Enforcement (SCD&E) for the Commission for TVET, Peter Boahin said the CTVET exams will be conducted by the generation of different versions of the examination.
“Beginning in 2023, CTVET exams will be conducted by the generation of different versions of the examination for learners to write to prevent the occurrence of examination malpractices,” Dr Boahin told stakeholders at the event.
The one-day workshop aimed at building the capacity of Principals of Public TVET Schools administered by the Ghana TVET Service was held at the Miklin Hotel, East Legon on Tuesday March 28, 2023.
The Director-General for TVET, Mawusi Nudekor Awity in her address said the capacity building workshop is in line with the operationalization of the Ghana TVET Service and changing dynamics and rudiments of effective financial management as required of the Internal Audit Agency, Act 2019 L.I. 2378 and the Public financial management Act, 2016 (Act 921).
She appealed to the Principals to help change the narrative in the TVET Transformational Agenda which is currently ongoing. Mawusi concluded her opening address by admonishing participants to go back with a renewed mindset.
The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training’s decision to serialise its examination comes after a deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Opoku Mensah said the new method has ended questions leakage.
Introduced in 2021 by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to curb examination malpractice and questions leakage, the Education Ministry spokesperson said the serialization method has come to stay in the education system.
The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Kwabena Tandoh on his part said the serialization of examination questions is among other protocols put in place to ensure the smooth conduct of the country’s exams.
Explaining the levels of serialization in a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek, he said there is serialization based on examination hall, district and that based on students saying it depends on WAEC to choose any for the examinations.
“The most important thing is that WAEC will not announce the level of serialization because we don’t want students to look frustrated, it’s not a gambling game but rather its preparation for yourself,” Kwabena Tandoh said in an interview.