According the WAEC the decision was arrived at based on the analysis of reports received from the field on alleged leakage.

WAEC-writing.jpgA statement signed by Mrs Agnes Teye-Cudjoe, the Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Ghana National Office of WAEC, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday, said the remaining papers would be taken as scheduled.

It said the Council had read with concern a story, carried in the Wednesday, April 6, edition of the Daily Graphic, of the alleged leak of three papers of the on-going WASSCE for school candidates.

“The Council wishes to state that before the said papers were issued to the depots, it had detected a number of different versions of questions in circulation, but found them to be fake.

“It was however, discovered that some authentic questions went into circulation after papers were released to the examination centres.

“The Council suspects that this foreknowledge was perpetrated through the connivance of some persons engaged for the conduct of the examination and their agents,” the statement said.

“The Council with the assistance of the security agencies, is tracking down these persons for prosecution,” it added.

It cautioned candidates to stay away from such materials as the Council had the mechanism to detect those who benefitted from the malpractice, and would not hesitate to apply sanctions.

The statement said investigations would continue and persons found culpable would be sanctioned as appropriate and urged all candidates to remain calm and focused, in the wake of the unfortunate developments.

“The public is hereby invited to offer any information they may have which could be of assistance to the Council in preventing the malpractice on telephone number 0208179309.

“Media houses are also entreated to be circumspect in their reportage on the ongoing examination in order not to create unnecessary anxiety among candidates.

“The Council wishes all candidates well and reminds them that they can pass the examination without cheating,” it said.

Source: GNA

By Iddi Yire, GNA


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