Education Think Tank – 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 email@example.com,” the Executive Director of the Education Think Tank, Kofi Asare stated in the post.
In another story, the Education Watch has asked the management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) not to use Senior High School (SHS) teachers as invigilators for the WASSCE for School slated for August 1, 2022.
Executive Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare who made the request said international best practice indicates teachers should not be used as invigilators in external exams due to the potential for conflicting interests.
The Education Think Tank’s Director proposal comes after some Senior High School teachers who were employed as invigilators to ensure smooth conduct of the 2020 WASSCE engaged in misconduct and examination malpractices.
“Some invigilators played a role in the WASSCE 2020 malpractices. The international best practice provides that SHS teachers should not be used as invigilators in external exams due to the potential for conflicting interests,” he stated
Kofi Asare 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.
He has also petitioned the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) to reinforce the ban on the use of mobile phones by students in Senior High Schools (SHSs) to curb malpractices in this year’s WASSCE for school exams.