The Ghana office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) says it has rescheduled two papers in the ongoing final year exams being held in Senior High Schools across the country.
WAEC, however, did not indicate the reasons for the decision to reschedule the physics and direct business management papers but it comes amid growing fears of a possible leakage.
The papers were set to be written today, September 15, 2021.
At a press conference in Accra, the examination body said it had detected evidence of leaks of some papers on social media and on “rogue” websites prior to today’s exams.
“The cheating social media groups were in full swing prior to the conduct of the mathematics and the English language papers on 9th and 13th September,” the head of council’s Test Administration Division, George Ohene-Mantey, said.
Mr. Ohene-Mantey said, “the council’s monitoring revealed the circulation of numerous versions of questions, both printed and handwritten.”
Two subjects found to have some questions circulating were elective mathematics and English language papers.
“After the administration of the test, careful scrutiny of the several versions [of suspected leaks] received indicated that extracts of parts of the questions in mathematics elective two and section A of English Language two were circulated on social media platforms.”
Though Mr. Ohene-Mantey said “the circulation was not extensive,” he added that the council will continue to be vigilant.
“Additionally, the council will deploy various international assessment procedures and interventions within its building to guarantee the credibility of results,” he said.
Mr. Ohene-Mantey further indicated that some schools are under surveillance, over what the council suspects have “intent to cheat.”
They include Ejisu Senior High Technical School, Tepa Senior High School, Yeji Senior High School, Kind David Senior High School at Somanya and Ideal College at Sunyani.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH & NEWS AGENCIES