The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) management says it will review regulations governing the conduct of its National and International examinations to end cases of WASSCE and BECE malpractice recorded annually.
A staff of the Examinations Council commenting on the development said the current regulations on examination malpractice are “too lenient” hence the need to be reviewed to safeguard the integrity of the examinations.
“Some of the rules are too lenient; when someone is barred for three years for cheating, the person can return to write. We can increase the number of years to make students determine whether it is worth the risk,” the WAEC official said.
In a related development, the non-profit-making organization (WAEC) has urged individuals, particularly supervisors and invigilators who will be associated with the conduct of this academic year’s examination to be of good behaviour.
Mrs Rosemond Wilson, the Head, Post Examinations Department – WAEC in an interview monitored by AcademicWek said the success of the National and International examination will be determined by their attitude and conducts.
“We are begging all supervisors, invigilators and candidates to conform with the rules and regulations governing the conduct of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE),” the Head of Post Examinations urged.
The supervisors and invigilators, Mrs Wilson said are to ensure the candidates are searched properly and sitting arrangements are in order as indicated by the management of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
Advising the final year Senior High School students preparing to sit for the 2022 WASSCE in August/September this year, the WAEC official encouraged them to study their books and desist from what she described as ‘Apor’.
“If you don’t learn there is no way you can pass the WASSCE, so please try as hard as you can to learn, the examination questions are based on what your teachers have taught you in school,” Mrs Rosemond told students.
This year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic will be administered in compliance with the safety Covid-19 protocols outlined by Ghana’s Health Service.