Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) following the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) School says it on September 28, 2022, will launch its controversial 2022 WASSCE monitoring report.
Giving an excerpt of the report in a post sighted by AcademicWeek, 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 Executive Director of the Education Tink Tank, Kofi Asare stated in the post.
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).
The WASSCE monitoring report comes after the Africa Education Watch this year pledged to assist the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and the Ghana Education Service (GES) to end WASSCE malpractice and fraud.
In a social media post sighted by AcademicWeek, the Watch said the general public could 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 the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School, call our WASSCE Desk at 0303975001/0201888889 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org,” it stated.
A total of 422,883 prospective candidates made up of 203,753 males and 219,130 females from 977 Senior High Schools (public and private) registered to sit for the Ghana version of the international examination (WASSCE).
According to the WAEC timetable, the August/September WASSCE for School which commenced on Monday, August 1, 2022, with the Visual Art Project Work options and will end on September 27, 2022, with ICT Paper 3 Practical.
This academic year’s WASSCE for School Candidates is being monitored by teams of Inspectors from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), the Ghana Education Service (GES) and the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).
The Council has acknowledged the input of the National Security, Corruption Watch and EduWatch and other concerned citizens who have forwarded to the Council their monitoring reports in respect of the examination.