One of WAEC’s commissioned Monitoring Agents was assaulted by a gang of five (5) persons on Monday, 12th September, 2022 at Santa Maria after monitoring the examination at Santa Maria SHS.
He was severely beaten and had his mobile phone and spectacles damaged.
A report on the incident was made at the Anyaa Police Station and investigations are ongoing.
Deployment of other cheating tactics
These include the use of classrooms for elective papers instead of assembly halls to hinder effective monitoring of the examination, frequent visits to the washrooms and feigning of ailments.
Restriction of access to school compounds for monitoring purposes
At the commencement of the examination, the Office received intelligence reports from our team of monitors that some schools had adopted the practice of locking their gates.
On a number of occasions, our Monitoring teams had to wait behind the gates for the gatemen to ostensibly inform the school authorities about their visit to the centre before granting them access.
We are glad to note that since the Council went public on this unfortunate practice in its Press Release dated 2nd September, 2022, it has not received any new reports to that effect.