The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) management has commenced investigations into the 2022 WASSCE malpractice cases detected during and after the just-ended Ghana version of the international examination.
In a statement shared with AcademicWeek.com, WAEC said it has invited authorities of some Senior High Schools and candidates who participated in the Ghana version of the International examination for further interrogations.
“The Council is urging school authorities and candidates who have been invited to its Offices to assist with investigations into suspected malpractice cases to honour the invitations to facilitate the speedy resolution,” it stated.
The non-profit-making organization added in the statement that “candidates are informed that their refusal to honour such invitations shall not preclude the Council from making a final determination on the cases in question.”
The ongoing investigation comes after the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) reported all the suspected cases of malpractice recorded during and after the marking of the WASSCE scripts to the Ghana Examination Committee.
The Committee according to a WAEC official is made of representatives from the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS), Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), and other relevant stakeholders.
The staff of the Examinations Council in a discussion with AcademicWeek.com said teachers who were involved in examination irregularities during the examination would be reported to the Ghana Education Service for sanctions.
“Teachers involved in malpractice and misconduct during the national examination will also be reported to the Ghana Education Service for administrative sanctions,” the African Exams Council official told AcademicWeek’s Editorial Staff.
Earlier slated to be released in mid-November this year, the management of the organization responsible for the conduct of the WASSCE has said the 2022 WASSCE for School results will be released on November 30, 2022.
“Following the successful conduct of the examination and the completion of Coordination and marking exercises at the 49 venues, the Council has commenced other post-examination activities including the processing of results
WAEC wishes to use this opportunity to caution candidates to be on the alert for websites that may announce the release of fake results and persons who promise to upgrade results for a fee,” the Exams Council said in a blog post.