The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in due course will introduce E-testing as part of effective measures to end BECE and WASSCE for School questions leakage, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has disclosed.
In a discussion monitored by AcademicWeek, he said the Ministry of Education and non-profit-making organization (WAEC) in the coming academic year would work closely to ensure exam questions 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.
In a related development, the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has said the serialization of WASSCE and BECE for School objective questions is part of effective measures to reduce examination malpractice and fraud.
The Deputy Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Kwabena Tandoh commenting on the serialization of the questions said the move is among other protocols put in place to ensure smooth conduct of this year’s exams.
Explaining the levels of serialization in an interview monitored by AcademicWeek, he said there is serialization based on examination hall, district and that based on students adding that it depends on WAEC to choose any for the examinations.
“The most important thing is that WAEC will not announce the level of serialization because we don’t want students to look frustrated, it’s not a gambling game but rather its preparation for yourself,” the Deputy Director of GES stated.