Over the years, the WASSCE in Ghana, which is a regional examination scheme, has grappled with numerous irregularities, such as the illicit introduction of electronic devices into exam venues, paper leaks, and script impersonation, among various other issues.
During a press conference addressing the 2023 WASSCE for school candidates, John K. Kapi, the head of public affairs for WAEC, revealed that those responsible for these misconducts have been apprehended and will soon face legal proceedings.
Kapi lamented, “It is disheartening to observe that certain schools have devised elaborate strategies for cheating within their examination centers. Our information indicates that some of these institutions demand fees ranging from GH¢500 to GH¢1000 from their candidates to secure illicit assistance during the exams. This has led to a sense of entitlement among some students, who demand leniency.”
“Furthermore,” Kapi continued, “some school proprietors have displayed open hostility towards our monitoring teams, necessitating our request for assistance from the Ghana Police Service to ensure the safety of our personnel. Additionally, individuals attempting to bribe our staff to turn a blind eye to cheating have been arrested.”