The attention of The West African Examinations Council has been called to the very unfortunate circulation of a yet to be finalised version of an Examiners’ List for the WASSCE (SC) 2020 on social media. The Council has initiated investigations into this disturbing development and reported the matter to the Cyber Crime Department of the Ghana Police Service.
The Council wishes to assure its stakeholders and members of the public that its marking process, which has been tested over the years ensures fairness. This process involves:
- Exclusion of school names on script envelopes;
- Swapping of scripts across regions;
- Vetting of scripts marked by Assistant Examiners by Team Leaders;
- Vetting of Team Leaders’ scripts by Chief Examiners;
- Cross-checking of all marked scripts (Script-checking process);
- Supervision of above-mentioned processes by Venue Co-ordinators and Subject Officers.
While apologizing unreservedly to all Examiners whose contact details were inadvertently circulated in the public domain, the Council wishes to reiterate its commitment to safeguarding the integrity and credibility of its examinations and certificates respectively.
The Council wishes to use this opportunity to state that its monitoring of the ongoing WASSCE (SC) has indicated as follows:
- The activities of rogue websites are in full force with several fake versions of questions being circulated on social media platforms.
- Fake versions of the Integrated Science (2 &1), Social Studies (2 & 1), Chemistry (3) Practical Alternative A, and Economics (2 & 1) papers were shared on social media platforms.
- Snapshots of the Mathematics (Core) 2 Paper were posted on social media platforms after the release of the paper from WAEC Strong Rooms. Investigations into this issue are ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Council will continue to roll out various measures to deal with these illegal activities in order to ensure fairness to all candidates and maintain the integrity of the examination.