The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) following an alleged leakage of this year’s WASSCE mathematics (Core and Elective) questions has said the examination papers of the two subjects will be marked rigidly without favour.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, management of the non-profit-making organization said it received reports of some handwritten extracts of the maths questions shared on a platform ahead of the conduct of the two papers.
In that regard, the African Examinations Council says it would as such, deploy various internationally accepted assessment procedures to guarantee the credibility of results for the two 2022 WASSCE for School papers.
“With respect to Mathematics (Elective) Paper 2 and Mathematics (Core) Paper 2 however, reports were received of some handwritten extracts of some questions on monitored platforms
The Council would deploy various internationally accepted assessment procedures to guarantee the credibility of results for the two papers. Investigations are ongoing and any further developments will be communicated,” it noted.
Asked if the 2022 WASSCE mathematics papers will be cancelled amid the reported leakage, a staff of the not-for-profit institution told an Editorial Staff of AcademicWeek that his outfit has no plans to cancel the subject papers.
“Cancellation of the two papers is not a sure thing but just as the Council indicated in the second update on the WASSCE, various internationally accepted assessment procedures will be deployed,” the WAEC official stated.
Describing the conduct of the examination as successful, the organization in its update said quite a number of Supervisors and Invigilators are complying with the rules and regulations regarding the conduct of the examination.
WAEC also indicated that the majority of the candidates partaking in the Ghana version of the international examination (WASSCE for School Candidates) are adhering to the Dos and Don’ts of the examination.
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).
According to the WAEC timetable, the August/September WASSCE for School which commenced on Monday, August 1, 2022, with the Visual Art Project Work options and will end on September 27, 2022, with ICT Paper 3 Practical.