The Ministry of Education (MoE) says final year Senior High School (SHS) students who will refuse to return the government-procured past questions (PASCO) after the WASSCE would not be given clearance for their exam results.
Speaking in an interview monitored by AcademicWeek.com, the Deputy Minister for Education, Ntim Fordjour said the move forms part of the Education Ministry’s effort to ensure the past questions booklet are not stolen or destroyed.
“Unlike some time they took the WASSCE past questions away, this time we want them to return their copies after they have sat for the examination, next batch of Free SHS students will also benefit from them,” the Education Minister said.
John Ntim Fordjour also said heads of public Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country have been tasked to ensure prospective students returned to past questions booklet (PASCO) after completion of their WASSCE for School
“We have tasked heads of schools to make sure the government property is returned back after the exams, candidates who fail to return the booklets would not be given clearance to receive their respective schools’ results,” Mr Ntim noted.
He further disclosed that the government is exploring other technological options for students to access the WASSCE for School past questions and answers online since Wi-Fi has been installed in the majority of the schools.
“So moving forward, we are considering creating an app or a website for the students to access the WAEC past questions at their own comfortable time ahead of the WASSCE for School examination,” Mr John Fordjour noted.
In a related development, the Ministry in Charge of Education says it is considering creating a past questions website or App for final-year students preparing to sit for West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Deputy Education Minister, Reverend John Ntim speaking in an interview with the Kumasi-based Hello 104.5 FM monitored by AcademicWeek.com said this is to reduce the cost of publishing the past question and answers booklet.
“We are not going to print them each year, we have installed internet in all Senior High Schools so going forward we are planning to create a past questions website or app for students to access the questions,” the Reverend Minister said.