WASSCE candidates urged to guard against exam malpractices
Candidates writing this year’s West African Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have been admonished to guard against all forms of malpractices to avoid sanctions.
Mr Michael Nsiah-Agyapong, the headmaster of the Sunyani Senior High School in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) reminded the candidates that examination malpractices were serious offences that could attract serious sanctions.
Sanctions are not only cancellation and withholding of examination results, but the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and the Ghana Education Service could ban candidates from writing any external examination for two or more years as well, he said.
He told the GNA during a visit to the school which is a WASSCE examination centre that a total of 827 candidates, comprising 459 male and 368 females from the school were taking part in this year’s WASSCE.
Mr Agyapong inspired the candidates not to panic, saying they were being examined on what they had already studied in school.
He emphasised that it was an offence for candidates to send unapproved materials into the examination hall, and entreated the invigilators to avoid tendencies that had the potential to create unfriendly atmosphere for the candidates