Plans are underway for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) to consider the serialization of examination questions of its member countries, the Minister in charge of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said.
The Minister for Education, Mr Adutwum disclosed this after he visited the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in Accra as part of his listening tour to Faith-based organizations and stakeholders in the education sector.
He said the move would help maintain the tarnishing reputation and credibility of WAEC since the mode of the examination would force students to study hard and not be dependent on Apor, leaked questions or cheat during the exams.
The Education Minister also disclosed he in due course will meet all Ministers for Education in the West African region to decide on the extension of the serialization system into all examinations organized by the Examinations Council.
In a related development, Dr Yaw Adutwum has said the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) as part of measures to curb BECE and WASSCE for School questions leakage at the appropriate time will introduce E-testing.
In a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek, he said the Ministry of Education and non-profit organization (WAEC) in the coming academic year would work closely to ensure exam question leakage is a thing of the past.
“After the serialization of the BECE and WASSCE questions papers, we are looking forward to also introducing E-testing to curb the examination questions leakage and malpractice recorded each year,” the Education Minister stated.
The Electronic-testing (E-testing), Dr Yaw Adutwum stressed will cease the use of security personnel to watchdog the WAEC examination question papers, a move he said is not a solution to curb questions leakage in the country.
“After I end my term as the Minister in charge of Education, I want Ghanaians to attest to the fact that questions leakage and examination malpractices are now a thing of the past,” the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament noted.