Objective questions of the 2022 edition of BECE and WASSCE for School Candidates have been serialized as part of measures to curb examination malpractice, an official of the West African Exams Council (WAEC) has disclosed.
Speaking in an interview monitored by AcademicWeek, the Head of Humanities and Languages Department – WAC Kofi Cyril, said objective questions serialization is among the numerous changes made by his outfit this academic year.
Explaining what the management of the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) describes as questions serialization, the WAEC staff said “this year’s WASSCE for School objective questions are similar but with varied positions.”
Asked what measures have been put in place to ensure no question leak, the Head of Public Affairs – WAEC, Agnes Teye said all security protocols point to the fact that leakage problems can be traced when the papers leave their outfit.
She noted that the exam papers are kept in a well-fortified room with 24-hour security on guard. This she believes are enough stringent measures to curtail any malpractices because no staff of WAEC will want to jeopardize their careers.
“Strict security presence is assured through the value chain before the papers get to the students. WAEC maintains will guarantee the safety and no compromise of the examination papers leaking,” the Council spokeswoman assured.
This year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for School will commence on August 1, 2022. It will start with the candidates doing their visual arts project work for 2 weeks, and end on August 19, 2022.
According to the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) candidates on August 22, 2022, will commence the theory WASSCE for School papers and the entire examination will end on September 27, 2022.
The 32nd edition of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for School also has been scheduled to commence on Monday, October 17, 2022, with Social Studies and end on Friday, October 21, 2022, with French.