‘WAEC’s exam leakage is a national disgrace’

THE Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Education Winneba (UEW), Dr. Emmanuel Kenneth Andoh, has slammed the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) over the exam leakage in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

He said the attempt by WAEC to rationalise the three examination papers which reportedly leaked, was disgraceful, adding that the matter is a national shame.

Dr Andoh, who expressed the concerns at the 20th congregation ceremony of the University of Education Winneba on Saturday, said “the perennial examination leakages have become a problem not only for the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), but for stakeholders in the education sector.”

He said WAEC’s explanation to the leakage was pathetic, and urged the examination body to take full responsibility for the mess and tackle it head-on.

Dr Andoh  said “It is in this respect that I personally consider as very unfortunate the initial pathetic attempts by the WAEC leadership to explain and describe the recent West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) leaks as not an examination leak, but rather a ‘pre-information’ or ‘fore-knowledge’ of the ongoing examination papers.

“Unfortunately, no amount of jingoistic semantics will clear this national shame until WAEC accepts the responsibility for the mess, make amends, and take the necessary steps to prevent any future leaks,” he stated.

Dr Andoh called on the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders to come together in order to find a solution to “this disgraceful acts in the education sector.”

“In this respect, there is the need for all the stakeholders in the education sector, especially the Ministry of Education, the Ghana Education Service (GES), the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), and the National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT), not excluding the Teachers and Education Workers’ Union (TEWU), to come together and close ranks to work closely with WAEC to achieve that noble objective of no more examination leaks in this country,” he stressed.

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