WAEC announces measures to reduce exam malpractices

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Exam misconduct prevention measures have been established by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

The testing organization has implemented a number of safeguards to “ensure test security.”

Head of Public Affairs of the Council Agnes Teye Cudjoe explained these measures to reporters on Monday, August 22, 2022: “These include collaboration with the National Intelligence Bureau, NIB, to monitor the printing of question papers; working closely with a number of security agencies to track and arrest dealers and operators of rogue websites; inspection of all depots nationwide and depots that needed further fortification have been duly attended to.”

Additionally, “some questions are serialized, batches of questions are moved from safe rooms to depots, and additional depots are created for the storage of confidential materials. This is done to ensure that the depots are close to schools and avoid situations where schools start late or where questions are given out early.

“Use of number combination padlocks in addition to ordinary padlocks for all security bags containing question paper packets and these combination padlocks you cannot open them unless the codes are sent to the depot keepers.”

On Monday, August 1, 2022, project work for the 2022 West African Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) began nationwide.

The tests will conclude on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

A total of 422,883 candidates from 977 schools registered for this year’s exams.

In addition, 72 pupils with vision impairments and 14 students with hearing impairments have registered to take the test.

Candidates will take the English Language Orals exam on August 28, 2022, on that day.

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the English Language objective and essays will be written.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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