Africa Education Watch in its Monitoring Report on 2022 WASSCE has called on the West African Examinations Council not to use Ghana Education Service (GES) staff to supervise the subsequent conduct of the international examination.
Programme Officer at EduWatch commenting on the Monitoring Report told Accra-based Citi FM that said the low number of supervisors that were appointed by WAEC was a huge challenge in the supervision of the 2022 WASSCE.
“The low number of supervisors that were appointed by WAEC was a huge challenge in the supervision of the just-ended West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School
The West African Examinations Council must end the use of Ghana Education Service staff as supervisors and use external agents to supervise the WASSCE”, the Africa Education Watch official, Kwasi Nimo Jnr. stated.
In the 2022 WASSCE Report sighted by AcademicWeek, the Education think tank also suggested that the WAEC engage the services of external supervisors who are not staff of GES, or residents of the districts, they would be assigned to.
“The Ghana Education Service (GES) must sanction staff involved in examination fraud, in accordance with their code of
conduct. GES must interdict perpetrators (GES staff) of exams fraud evidenced in the Corruption Watch video,” it noted.
To minimize cases of examination malpractice, the Africa Education Watch (EduWatch) said “CCTV cameras should be installed at all examination centres, including their immediate precincts, and monitored by external agents.”
To end the WASSCE questions leakage, it further proposed that an end-to-end encrypted mail system be developed for transmitting the examination questions, 30 minutes before every paper, with security printers installed at all centres.
The end-to-end encrypted mail system distribution channel the Education think tank indicated will cut out the human elements involved from the examination papers printing, sorting, packing, transporting, and storage at depots.
A total of 422,883 prospective candidates representing 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).